Here are CQJP blocks I finished recently. My theme is Japanese colour this year and the blocks are only seamstitched. But from the beginning I was planning each block would be combined with Yumeji Takehisa's illustration to make a fabric book. He was a very popular artist from the early 19c's in Japan. I looked for some suitable cards from my postcards colletion of his work for my blocks today.
Don't you think this card is perfect for the above block?
This is another example. A set of January block.
When I started my college life in Tokyo, my room was very close to the Zoushigaya Cemetery, where lots of famous artists and writers were rested. I liked to wander around there to meet them oftenly and Yumeji was one of them. His grave was very small and pretty, I felt.