As promised, here are some detail shots of several beautiful quilts displayed by my sashiko teacher, Kazuko Yoshiura, during the Izukougen Art Festival.
All of the following photos show Yoshiura-sensei's original, hand quilted work:
The white piping really helped show off each section:
I love the energy of the red fish as well as the beautiful pieced background:
Another striking quilt here:
Sashiko meets Log Cabin barn raising:
And we oooed and aahhhed over this boro-inspired piece:
You already know I'm a fan of sashiko, raw-edged applique, and homespuns. So, yes, I was swooning over this!