Life is full of surprises, and the best surprise of all is when we get to discover a new quilter whose work we can love and dream about.
On my last visit to Japan, I met one of those quilters. Her name is Miwako Watanabe and I met her for the first time at the Quilt Time Festival in Yokohama (May 2018).
It was such a thrill to see all her quilts on display at her booth. The closer I got to these quilts, the more I loved them. I saw genius in her whimsy and colors --- as if drawings from her mind had come to life in these perfectly executed quilts. I will let these photos tell the rest of the story.
Aug 8, 2018
Aug 5, 2018
|Teresa Duryea Wong. 2018.|
This one is finally finished and I'm thrilled! This is an original design, made with American Made Brand - AMB cotton. I love this line of solids and I love the fact that the cotton for this fabric is grown in America and the fabric is manufactured here as well.
This photo shows how big this quilt actually is... I started with just a 4 patch of these blocks... and I liked it so I kept going.
The entire thing is covered in quilting, except for the improv strips of sashing.
I think my photos are a little dark... it was hard to capture this color just right.
I haven't quilted anything this large in a long time. I spent about 40 hours or so at the machine. And I was able to match the fabric colors perfectly with my huge collection of Aurifil cotton thread.