Thursday, May 21, 2015

And the winner is...

I came back from Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis and read the reminder from the editor of Quiltmaker's magazine.  Oh NO!  I said I will pick the winner on Mother's Day!!! I'm so sorry for the delay.

Well, the winner is... (drumroll)

Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...
Your block is fantastic! I would make the butterfly in yellow :-)
Friday, May 08, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Please contact me with your name and shipping address, and the publisher will send you this issue.

Thank you all for the very nice comments.  I'm surprised that many of you like PURPLE and BLUE!!!  If any of you made this block, please share the picture with me.  I will list on my blog with your permission.  It will be fun to see the different butterfly blocks.

Happy quilting!

Friday, May 8, 2015

QM's 100 Blocks Vol. 11

Good morning!  Let's celebrate together! 
My original block is selected for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine vol. 11!
You can visit Quiltmaker's blog site for Designer's blog tour.  There are so many beautiful designes in this issue.

Today is my turn to share my block design from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 11!
"Lovely Butterfly" block #1071 on page 48.  Please visit Quiltmaker's blog to see other designer's designs.
It is very cheerful block and looks like the butterfly is flying.
The technique to make this block is quite simple.  They are all square and rectangles.  NO triangles!!!  I used the stitch and flip technique so anyone can make this block.  It will be perfect for the little girl.

Here is a couple of example of the quilt design using this block.

Quiltmaker magazine is graciously offering the magazine give away.  Please leave a comment saying what color of buttyfly you would like to make!  I will pick a winner on Sunday, May 10 (Mother's Day) at 10 pm PDT.

I hope you will have fun making this block!
Happy quilting.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Spring Boutique

Looking for the last minutes gift for you mother?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Where the month of April go?

Its spring. Wait! It's been 80's lately, almost feels like summer! After my son's hockey season ended at the end of March, time flew away. I can only remember what happened by looking at my photos. That sounds kind of scary.
Here is some of my moments. 

My roses in the backyard are blooming beautifully. I try to go out at least once a day and talk to my plants. Then I stretch my body before I start either working or sewing. Hmmm~, I'd rather be sewing everyday. 
The name of this rose is Queen of Sweden. 

Then I have a cup of English tea. Inspiring from that, I quickly made this tea cozy. Made with all rectangle pieces. 

Well, I need something to go with my tea. I found three ripe bananas laying on my kitchen counter. Perfect!  I set out a couple of bowls and ingredients and baked banana bread. Yum yum. I wish my daughter was here to enjoy this with me. Guys in my family won't touch this yummy banana bread.

I will come back after I enjoy a cup of tea with banana bread. There's more to share with you. 

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.