July 23, 2021: Japanese quilts, Part 4; Moving the goalposts 🙂

Greetings dear readers! Without further ado, here is another batch of Japanese quilts from the NEQM exhibit. This first one was one of my favorites. I love everything about the design – I’ve always been a big fan of circular designs and compasses – and the handwork is wonderful:

This next one was another favorite – absolutely wonderful use of silk kimono fabrics and great hand appliqué and quilting in a gorgeous “Baltimore Album” design:

The next one is a really unique interpretation of the Hawaiian style quilt. The card indicates machine stitching, but much of it looks hand done to me – hope I got the right card:

The last 2 I’m sharing today are contemporary/modern in style and were interesting to study for both the designs and the stitching:

And the last one:

I still have a few more of these quilts for one more post. They are really worthy of study for their designs and workmanship, especially their hand work, and I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am!

We are now well into July and the beginning of the second half of the year. I thought I should review my quilting “goals” for this year so I looked back at my early January posts. At the time I set my goals, I did not factor in any donation quilts and I’m already working on my third one and I had not made a decision to join the “Monthly Mini” group which I later did. My response? Move the goalposts!!😊 I love having the flexibility to do that and not experience any anxiety! The main effect of this is that I’m not making a mad dash to finish hand quilting and binding Golden Glow for my guild’s annual show in mid October.

I still have most of 2 borders to quilt as well as the background of one block and the sashings and I need to add some stitching in the larger appliqué pieces not to mention the binding and label. This would be doable if I drop everything else I’m doing, but I don’t want to do that. I admit that I’m dragging my feet on this project, but I just love the variety of things I’m working on too much to focus on just this. I’m confident it will eventually get done!😊

I’ll save the rest of my “yearly goals” update for my next post and finish this one with a few more “earthly delights” from our vacation:

Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi

5 thoughts on “July 23, 2021: Japanese quilts, Part 4; Moving the goalposts 🙂

  1. Grace Thorne July 23, 2021 / 1:40 pm

    beautiful quilts….i do love the baltimore style with the japanese fabrics….i too jumped into monthly mini late in the year….we’ll see how it goes month to month…oh and the firmament of summer is exquisite….looking forward to my maine vacation very soon…

    • gladiporsche July 23, 2021 / 8:37 pm

      Glad you are enjoying the quilts! Be well!

  2. barbvedder July 23, 2021 / 2:02 pm

    incredible quilts! wow. How inspiring
    I’m hoping to make it up there. Let me know when you go and I’ll meet you for lunch again sometime.

    • gladiporsche July 23, 2021 / 8:39 pm

      They are indeed amazing quilts. Though I would love to get back to the museum to see these again, I’m not sure it will happen. If I do manage to go a second time, I will definitely let you know!!

  3. clairewitherspoon July 24, 2021 / 4:04 pm

    Thanks so much for posting pix of all these wonderful quilts. They are truly amazing and eye popping! I know what you mean about variety in your work. I really need to float along like the Japanese quiter mention “tayutag” = drift about, what a great notion. I wish I could apply that to more of my life. And, Your photos are fabulous! What kind of camera do you use? take care!

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