by Elisabeth Green of Worcestershire.
I took a couple of close up pictures to show the detail of all the applique blossoms and leaves and those wonderful koi.
by Christine Davey of Norfolk
This quilt included both hand and machine quilting and I liked the fabrics Christine chose to use.
by Megan Bradfield of Carmarthenshire
This lovely quilt was an "idea" for eighteen months so none of us need to give up on those projects on our to do list. Megan combined hand applique and quilting in her design which was inspired by books by Suzanne Marshall and Kumiko Sudo.
The Last Samurai
by Susan Briscoe of North Wales
A strong combination of Oriental prints with a Japanese craft panel depicting Samurai armour and quotations from 'The Art of War'. The design was inspired by narrow Boys' Day banners and the blossoms and leaves contrast with the armour to show the fragility of the warrior's life. You can read more about the making of this quilt on Susan's blog (at the end of the post).
by Margaret Brett, Kent
This calming quilt is the result of many hours of fussy cutting, hand applique and hand quilting to create a fantasy maple tree bearing cherry blossom. Again I took a close up to show the detail.
Of course I had to have a little retail therapy after admiring all the quilts and being inspired.
Euro Japan Links just happened to have a stand at the exhibition and this is what tempted me:
That wasn't too extravagant was it? I feel one has to make the most of these opportunities (and there were one or two other purchases on the day which I have put on Online Quilting.)