Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Quilts Japan and Patchwork Quilt Tsusin January 2014
I look forward to seeing the first issue of the year come out from both Quilts Japan and Patchwork Tsushin because they have the calendars in them.
Some years I pick up a second copy for my mom because the calendar is so knock your socks off incredible.
Other years I cry over quilts that just don't speak to me or photography that could have used some help.
This year both calendars are a bit on the so-so side. You can judge for yourself, but I'm not sure I'm over the moon about either of them.
The issues themselves are a different story.
Quilts Japan #156 is an incredible issue. It's full of the bright primary colored floral prints that I love and have collected for a while. The quilts are bold and beautiful. This is one of my most favorite issues.
Patchwork Tsushin #177 was lukewarm for me. It has a lot of holiday projects as well as some whimsical designs with pom poms and ric rack. Not my personal favorite, but somebody with a sweeter cuter aesthetic might really love it.
Either way, it's nice to kick the year off with some Japanese eye candy, that's for sure.