Tokyo’s Triangles

TUESDAY GREETINGS BLOG PALS – I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon. I recently came across a photo on flickr from someone that attended the Tokyo International Quilt Festival. They were showing us a flying geese quilt made by a woman who had been collecting Liberty fabric since 1972. She had been collecting since she was a teenager and wanted to make a quilt that she could use as a bedcover “in her old age.”

The quilt is quite stunning. She pieced the flying geese blocks in standard size units as well as some skewed units to add a little interest. She used color to create a second pattern on the quilt. If you study the picture you can see the larger mountains she created by arranging similar colored units together.

Certainly a great accomplishment. I wish I could have seen it in person. I hope to be able to make my own version of this quilt some day. I’ve joined the flickr Tokyo Triangles group. As soon as I get some flying geese units made I will post them. I am going to use this method for piecing the standard units as you get 4 at a time.