Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quilts and More Spring 2015

Today, Quilts and More, Spring 2015 issue will hit the news stand.  And my new project, "ring around the roses" will be featured on page 30 - 35.  It is a smart phone case to attach to your purse/bag.



I have made the hexagon shape twisted rose in my previous project, but this time, I made it square piecable version.  It became so pretty.  The fabric is twisted, so you really cannot see the fabric prints, but I still wanted to use the beautiful rose print for this project.  The fabric that I used for this project is called "Mary Rose" by Quilt Gate.  I have been purchasing this series for a quite long time.  They always come out with delicate soft color with beautiful rose print. 


Thank you for the photographer of Quilts and More magazine.  They always do wonderful job.  Photos are used with permission from Quilts and More Magazine, 2015 Meredith Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Happy sewing!
- K

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Boutique

In this busiest time of the year, I have decided to do Holiday Boutique with my friends.  I know I really don't need to make myself busier, but because I'm so busy, I wanted to gather with my friends and share the holiday cheer.

If you are in town, please come visit us.  It will be fun.

-Keiko

Monday, November 24, 2014

And the WINNER is...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10.
I was so nice to read all the comments from you.  Those words give me the energy to create new designs.  I promise to share the new design with you near future.  So please come visit my blog again soon.

Here is the winner for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol.10 and the surprise gift from me.  The same fabric that I used to make the original block!

Blogger Just Quilt It said...
This is a lovely block! Thank you for sharing!
Saturday, November 22, 2014 3:00:00 PM
Please send me email with your name and shipping address.  I will send this prize to you.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

-Keiko

Thursday, November 20, 2014

QM's 100 Blocks Vol. 10!

I forgot to mention about the giveaway!  Please leave a comment for chance to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10 and a surprise gift from me!  I will announce the winner on Monday, November 24th.
Have a wonderful weekend!
-Keiko
 URL: http://www.quiltmaker.com/100blocks.html 
My block is in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 10!
 http://www.quiltmaker.com/blogs/quiltypleasures/
Quiltmakers offering the Blog Tour this week and lots of giverways.  Click the image above and visit their website for more fun.

 
This is my block "Midnight Sky" for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10.

Star block is alway one of my favorite blocks.  
I used dark background as night sky and light color for star point.
Checkerboard is for expressing twinkling star.

I think it will be fun to use different colors for this block, so I played with my EQ7.  First one looks like Sunflower.
 The second one is so crazy!
 The third one is kind of like early evening sky when the color of the sky changes with sunset.
 The fourth one is chic.  Then I thought it will be beautiful if I used the Japanese taupe fabric for this block.

Enjoy my YouTube video debut!
Special thank you to Quiltmakers magazine for this incredible opportunity.

Rose

This is from my back yard.
I love roses!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Have you heard?  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks volume 10 is coming soon!  Yes, that's right!  They are celebrating their special issue with 1000 total blocks!
And the big news is that my block is in it!  And on the cover, too!  Can you guess which one is mine?  Midnight Sky is my block (#966) and the block instruction will be in page 51.  I'm so excited about this.  My daughter told me that I should frame this magazine.  There will be a designer blog tour starting November 17.  I will be talking about my block more at the blog tour.  You can now view the video ads at my pinterest site.

See you soon!
-K

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

It's different this year, our kids grown up and also we are in the new neighborhood, we are not going out for trick or treating. So I bought bunch of candies at last minutes, but only a couple of group had come...  What are we going to do with these candies???
We finally got rain, but on the Halloween day, not so good.  Although, I'm happy with rain.  Feel so refreshing!  We needed so badly.  My pumpkin collection look kind of exotic with rain drops.
The air feels chilly on my cheek tonight and I felt like I want to bake.  Of course, pumpkin related goodies.  How about pumpkin cake w/o butter?

Love Fall!
-K