Sunday, January 23, 2011

Modern Quilt Blocks and reminder to check out Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival

Today we kicked off our first applique block of the month at A Verb for Keeping Warm up in Oakland.

I had it in my mind to make a modern house quilt for some time now, and it turns out that the folks who joined the class are super into architecture and design so it was a very cool fit.

Students made some awesome blocks, very very modern. My block is pictured above. I used some of my favorite Japanese Taupe fabrics in more or less a muted colorway.

In case you don't know about the Great Quilt Festival at the Tokyo should by now. It is my dream to attend it in person. Every year I say, "I AM GOING THIS YEAR!!"

Alas, I did not get to go in person this year, but I have high hopes that with some potty training for our little one, we might be easier travelers next year.

Anyhow, worry not my friends.

There are generous photographers/bloggers out there that attend the show pretty much every year, and some of them take incredible photos.

Jen of Moving Hands blog has already posted a lot of beautiful photos. Thank you, and well done!

If you know of more photos, please feel free to comment here with links. I'll look at every photo. Maybe even look twice.


Julie Fukuda said...

I've got my ticket. Now, to find time to go. My quilt group friend spoke on the first day but I couldn't attend. I heard from another friend who went saturday it was so jammed she couldn't get far enough away to take any pictures. I'm hoping by Wednesday the crouds will abate a bit.

marirob said...

marisa - your block is just INCREDIBLE. I can't wait to show Rob!! He's going to ask why I can't make stuff like that... tee hee! I wish I could take your class!!!!

And the Tokyo Quilt Festival! I too will go someday! The photos are always just amazing.

marianne said...

What a great block! I'm going to try and make it to some (or all) of the upcoming months! yippee!

And the Tokyo Quilt show is also on my list of "one of these years, I'm going to go..." Unfortunately I wasn't a quilter when my brother was living in Tokyo.

Lis said...

A great set of photos from this link:
I too am "going to go one day" - maybe we should all make a pact and go together!

Ulla said...

Thanks for the links to pictures from the Tokyo Quilt festival.