Sunday, February 23, 2014

More Quilts from the Tokyo Quilt Show - Moomin Rules OK!

There was a special display of quilts inspired by the Moomins at the Tokyo Quilt Show.

Moomins were created by Swedish-Finn Tove Jansson. The gorgeous illustrated novels of "Moomin" were written from 1945 to 1970. The Japanese have obviously fallen in love with the Moomins.  There are Moomin Cafe's in Japan and a lot of Moomin goods to be bought (I managed to buy two Moomin bags).
They are pure fairy tale beings that resemble white hippos.
The quilts were amazing.  These photos only give a taste of how wonderful they were.  I am unsure of the quilter with this top quilt but the rest are by Yoko Saito.
There were so many people at the quilt show (and some of those very polite Japanese ladies have pointy elbows) so it was sometimes difficult and painful to get photos.

This is a close up of one of Yoko Saito's Moomin quilts.

Yoko's quilt which was used to market the show-

This was one of my favourites - 


Craftysquirrel said...

Wow some of them amazingly intricate. We love mommintroll books and currently reading to my daughter - great stories.

Craftysquirrel said...

Oops should say Moomintroll

Jacqui said...

I love the Moomin books SO much. I loved them as a kid and luckily Hazel loves them too so we can read them together. I remember passing a shop window full of Moomin stuff in Stockholm and being pulled in like a magnet - I can only imagine what Moomin quilts would be like!