Monday, February 20, 2017

happy flower quilts blog hop and book giveaway-closed

 Hello sweet friends!
Congratulations to lucky comment number 16, Mary Beth-crash-n-smash for winning the book giveaway! I'll send you an email! 
I am so excited to be apart of the Happy Flower Quilts Blog Hop today and share a couple of sweet projects that I made from the book!! The lovely and talented quilter and fabric designer, Atsuko Matsuyama, has always been such an inspiration to me and I love all her books, and happy that the sweet folks over at Zakka Workshop for reprinting this one in English!
 My first project I made was the Sweet Summertime Mini Quilt which was so fun to make. I really enjoyed the whole process of the appliqué, hand sewing, and quilting!
 I used a mix of fabrics from Lecien's Old New 30's collections, including the new one coming out in March, which is beautiful! And, some of my favorite Atsuko Matsuyama prints!
 The scallops were such a sweet ending touch to this quilt, and they were a first for me and definitely a new favorite!
This was an enjoyable project from the book and I look forward to making the Spring Strawberry Mini Quilt next!
 I also made this pretty Heart Tea Mat and it was such a quick and lovely project to hand sew and quilt! If you have never tried hand sewing and quilting, I would highly recommend it to you!! I truly love and enjoy the whole process!

 The lovely folks over at Zakka Workshop are generously giving away a free copy of the book to one of you sweet friends, open world wide! All you have to do is leave a comment below and I will chose a winner after the Blog Hop on March 2nd!
Thank you so much for visiting with me today! Hope that you will enjoy making the projects out of this sweet and inspiring book by Atsuko Matsuyama! Wishing you all a most lovely and creative day!