OK- this is my final post from International Quilt Market 2015 Minneapolis. These are all quilts which were in the exhibit Quilts: A World of Beauty presented by International Quilt Association. I have included the information signs so that you can learn all about the quilts and their makers. I think you are going to enjoy this immensely….

This quilt is aptly named Happy by Robbi Joy Eklow. I love the cheerful colors and movement in this quilt:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Happy by Robbie Joy Eklow

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Happy by Robbie Joy Eklow sign

Tick Tock by Becky Goldsmith. I love Becky’s description of her inspiration and work process for this quilt:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Tick Tock by Becky Goldsmith

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Tick Tock by Becky Goldsmith sign

Imagine by Yumiko Takami. Stunning hand applique:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Imagine by Yumiko Takami

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Imagine by Yumiko Takami sign

The amount of detail in Joyful Heart, by Aki Sakai, is simply astounding:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai sign

I took a photo with my thumb so you can get an idea of the scale of the tiny details in this quilt. The hexies are probably about 1/2″ across at their widest point.

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai closeup4

Dimensional flower, tiny yoyo with seed bead centers, and hand embroidered musical notes. Hand quilted:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai closeup2

The edge of the quilt has these dimensional flowers sewn on (see the top photo to see how many of these little flowers are sewn all around the edges of this quilt):

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai closeup1

More details:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai closeup6

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai closeup5

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- Joyful Heart by Aki Sakai closeup3

This final quilt, A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata, is my personal favorite. I love the colors, the use of the yo-yo’s, and flowers are always my very favorite:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata 1

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata

Each individual block is bound, and the sashing and borders are made up of little white yo-yo’s. The black that you see showing through is the black display curtain behind the quilt:

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata - yoyo sashing

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata 2

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata 3

Quilt Market Spring 2015 Exhibit- A Soft Breeze by Kayoko Hata - basket close up

Sadly, this ends our “trip” to Spring Quilt Market 2015. I hope you have enjoyed the photos, and that you have been inspired to go work your own project today, whatever that project may be!

For Quilt Market Photos Part 1, please click here.

For Quilt Market Photos Part 2, please click here.

For Quilt Market Photos Part 3, please click here.

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