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Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

'All Together'. Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

‘All Together’. Japanese quilt artst Hiroko Miyama

‘All Together’. Made by Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama. This quilt is the winner of International Quilt Festival in Houston. This quilt was the first collaboration of Hiroko and her husband Masanobu Miyama. Quilting – the art of creating extraordinarily beautiful ornaments and paintings by sewing and quilting different materials. Works produced in this way are called quilts. Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama from Tokyo creates quilts mostly with the image of her children and dogs, whom she calls her treasures.

'All Together'. Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

‘All Together’. Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

Hiroko Miyama's husband - Masanobu Miyama at work

Hiroko Miyama’s husband – Masanobu Miyama at work

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Japanese quilt artist Hiroko Miyama expresses her impression into quilt works. There are a lot of objects she wants to quilt, especially beautiful sceneries of Nagano, flowers and fairy tales. The artist on her website step by step explains the process and the technique of her quilt. The process begins with a drawing, then print of color design becomes applique pattern pieces. The detailed instruction includes several steps – adding outline for pattern, cutting printed design, putting each pattern pieces on guide, selecting fabric, cutting fabric with sheet and ironing it; putting cut-out pieces on right places by using reference; ironing, heating the piece; checking colors after patterns are removed, replacing pieces if the color doesn’t meet image. The final step – to assemble blocks.

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

Quilt by Japanese artist of applied art Hiroko Miyama

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