13th Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014 ~Part I Masako's latest quilt~

The Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014 was held from January 23rd to 29th at the Tokyo Dome, which is usually a baseball stadium.

Masako has been invited to exhibit a quilt since its beginning, which means her 13th quilt was displayed this year.

The title is "Transcending Time"

If you take a closer look at the fabrics, you will realize they somehow have a Victorian look.
Most of the fabrics used in the quilt are actual antique ones which were made circa 1830-70.
Transcending time and place, pieces of fabrics are now combined to form this design as a quilt which will last another century. This is why it has an antique appearance even though it is newly made.

The center rose medallion design is done using a one-strand punchneedle as is the rose border.

The punchneedle embroidery is surrounded by the tiny patches of antique fabrics which are a perfect compliment.

Masako received much well deserved praise at the show.



Anonymous said...

Dear Masako, WOW, what I say? It is BEAUTIFUL!! LINDISSINMO!! Uma obra de Arte!! It reflects the beauty of your heart!
Big HUG, Catarina

bricolos du lundi said...

hello masako,

it is a marvelous quilt ! what an outstanding work … how many squares and triangles ???
I love your punch needle roses.