in love with: yoshiko jinzenji

when i first started reading about quilting, i always wondered if there was a more contemporary way of expressing the act of cutting fabrics in module and creating a pattern for a blanket. never has it crossed my mind that the white fabric that is traditionally intended to be the background of the cut fabric would be so important to the composition of the blanket.

it is the white that brings out the selected fabric, the negative space around. the abstracted non-space that is both intriguing and beautiful. (sorry, that is the geek in me speaking)

i am drawn to japanese aesthetics once again…..this time, it’s not spatial, not architecture but quilt making.

i ordered her book Quilting Line and Color: Techniques and Designs for Abstract Quilts from book depository, (this website is amazing as it offers free shipping and great offers, be sure to check it out!), and was blown away by her minimalism. here are some quilts that was displayed in her books.

images are from the workroom.

sigh.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. yh says:

    Beauiful! Start making one! (for me! Haaa)

    1. oktoberlib says:

      hahaha….this is supposed to inspire YOU!

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