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Warning:  Super long blog post here.  Might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea and a snack before settling in ... ;)

Whew!  I think this book has got to be the most anticipated publication for people like me who can't get enough pretty-pink-sweet-floral-fun-cute-feedsack-Japanese-style sewing and quilting projects. :)  Happy Flower Quilts indeed!

I've owned the Japanese version (at least I think it's Japanese .. it may be Korean ... not entirely positive ... if you know please clue me in) that was originally published in 2009 for about 6 years now and it is my hands-down favourite quilt/craft book.  Until recently, I always referred to it as "That-Pink-Japanese-Quilt-Book".  And it took me a few years to connect the author as one of my favourite fabric designers, Atsuko Matsuyama (she designs for both Yuwa and Lecien).  It's like she crawled into my brain and my heart and wrote this book just for me.  I know she didn't ... we've never met.  But that's how much I relate to the lovely projects that fill the pages of Happy Flower Quilts.  I flip through it regularly, I fantasize about making everything in it, I study the delicious fabrics and the beautiful photography, and I've even made a few things from it. 

Fun fact:  I was hired as one of the technical editors for this book.  (Still can't believe I had the honour.  Thank you again zakkaworkshop for asking me!)  Kinda weird/marvelous how the universe works.

The invitation to be part of this blog hop was more like a gift because it gave me the perfect excuse/opportunity to make what I've always considered the best project of all ... the sewing kit. 

It is hard to pick a favourite ... all the projects are so pretty.  But there's just something about this kit.  I've spent a LOT of time studying it and enjoying the photographs. 

Fabrics ... I ended up using a whopping 23 prints for this project.  But I probably auditioned 3X that.  I heart my stash. :)  Most of them are by Atsuko and a good number of them have been in my stash for several years.  I followed many colour/pattern cues from the book.  I normally wouldn't even think of using a green/white gingham for a spool.  But that's what Atsuko used for hers and if it's good enough for her, it's definitely good enough for me. 

Templates ... there are several templates for this pattern.  If you're going to make this kit, please note that some templates have the seam allowance included and some do not.  Don't worry, they are all clearly marked.  The only "tricky" one is the pouch body.  But graph paper is so awesome.  Otherwise, it's super easy to simply add the seam allowance with your quilting ruler and rotary cutter.  No stress. :)

(Haha!  I just noticed that I photocopied the templates from my Japanese copy.  The new book is ALL in English, I assure you!) 

In the interest of full disclosure, I had plenty of "do-overs" with this one.  I was quite determined to make my kit as close to perfect as I could get.  After wanting to make it for so many years, I wasn't about to settle for anything less than my best.  Most of my redos were the result of my ever changing mind ... and too many fabric choices ... if there is such at thing ;). 

I "committed" to the cover feature fabric 5 times and changed my mind on the cover border fabric two or three ... once after I'd made all the spools.  But now I get to make something with the leftovers ... yum!  :)

I changed my mind 3 times for the ruler pocket fabric (and messed up once because I had the rectangle going in the wrong direction) but I know I finally got it right.  I also found that the bit of lace for the pocket didn't look right with the lacy, vertical stripe print I chose, so I simply left it off (after much hemming and hawing, because you know me and lace ...).

I had to unpick and resew the zipper like 4 times too.  If you don't get it exactly centered, the two sides close a bit wonky and the corners don't line up.  Mine is still just ever so slightly off, but I finally had to leave that one to Jesus. ;)

Also, just a quick note, the pattern doesn't explain how to deal with the closed end of the zipper when you're installing it.  And there isn't really a clear photo of it in the book.  It took me some fiddling around, but I finally got it.  So here are a few photos of mine for reference, if you need it. 

And don't even get me started on the covered buttons!  LOL! 

At one point I even asked my husband for his opinion.  Of course he picked wrong, tee hee.  But oh are they ever fun to make and I'm going to enjoy finding ways to use the spares. 

I went with these ones because of the zipper.  That zipper is an "ok" pink (not perfect, but it was literally the only option available), but it doesn't match anything else in the case.  So I found this print (cue the angels) to help the zipper pink play nicer with everything else.

That said, all my nonsense is really one of the most fun parts of making - for me.  It's not a waste of time.  I love playing with fabric.  I enjoy that balance of technical, creative, and emotional exercise that comes with making.  I like discovering what works and what doesn't - according to my eye.  And I'm happy to say that at the end of the day, I wouldn't change another thing about my beautiful sewing kit.

Speaking of changing things, I did alter the pattern a bit to suit myself.  Nothing major, just a few little things.

On the cover, I flipped the direction of the word "Sewing" so that it would be right side up when the kit was closed.  And I prefered the border edge with the pincushion so I switched the borders.

I quilted the inner lining because I know that after time and use, the center fold line will get creased.  Quilting the layers together will minimize that inevitable crinkle.

My scissors don't stay put when I open and close the kit.  I made my scissor pocket slightly taller to accommodate my 4" gingher scissors, (they are the best looking pair I have for this kit, plus they work great for fabric, as well as thread when I'm on the go) but that didn't quite solve the issue.  So I'm going to remove the ribbon tab and replace it with a tie for the handles.

I was having a hard time making the corners on the scissor keep and ruler pocket nicely (perfectly) squared.  So instead of making one front and one back of each piece and then sewing around, leaving an opening, and turning right side out ... and then trying to make the corners perfectly square, which I rarely am able to do even when I clip the corners and trim the seam allowance inside ... I did this:

Worked like a charm.

Instead of buying a strip of leather for the thread holder, I used a satin ribbon from my stash.

The pincushion is supposed to be held in place with velcro (loop and hook fastening).  I've never been a huge fan of velcro.  Stuff gets stuck to it and as a mom, I now associate the sound of velcro separating with little people's shoes.  LOL!  I used a sew-in magnet instead.  The pattern also calls for plastic to form the pincushion bottom.  I didn't have any on hand, but I did have some kraft-tex.  It worked great.  I'm thinking you could also use thin cardboard like from a cereal box.

One note about the pattern - the book doesn't include how much to overlap the petals on the pincushion when you're gathering them together with a running stitch.  My overlap is 3/8".

Oh, and I stuffed my pincushion with ground walnut shells (you can find it in a pet store under reptile bedding ... gross, I know) to make it nice and hard.

I used a sew-in magnet for both the little pouch closure and the fastener to hold the pouch to the kit.  I figured that pressing on a snap would be cumbersome if there was - for example - a thimble in the pouch.  But a magnetic snap is easy peasy to deal with.

The literalist in me needed to have silver pins in my pincushion and these ones make me deliriously happy!  I used this fabulous COSMO silver thread.  I know, I know, metallic thread is NOT fun to stitch with, you're probably thinking.  And before I used this product, I would have agreed with you whole-heartedly.  But this stuff is different.  I don't know why or how, but it's a total dream to use.  Honestly.  And then finding these silver beads that I bought years ago for some long forgotten project - probably something I saw in a Martha Stewart magazine once upon a time - was like finding a pot of gold silver at the end of a rainbow!  Don't they make the perfect pin heads?  I started looking for pink beads, but I found these hidden in the same box.  (Not going to tell you how long it took me to even find my bead stash ... ugh!)  But it is moments like these when I nod my head in thanks to the younger crafty me who wasn't afraid to try new things and managed to stock my craft room with many treasures that really do "come in handy some day".

The same literalist tendency led me to these perfectly silvery/gray prints (Lecien's Flower Sugar) for my thimbles.  We all know someone who has/had one of those super cool china thimble collections, right?  For me it was an aunt, who ironically didn't even sew.  Well, that's kind of the look I was going for when I fussycut the fabric for this coordinating pair.

These simple buttons are the result of a ridiculous number and combination of auditions.  Lordy.  I originally had a red heart button that ... ok, it was perfect.  But then again, it just wasn't quite right for some reason.  Can't explain why.  No logic, just a feeling.  So on the 147th dig through my button box, I came across this sweet little flower from my daughter's red cardie (circa kindergarten, sniff!) and that makes me so happy to have it here now.

Another tip: Add the buttons after you've sewn the cover patchwork together.  The buttons can make it difficult to sew perfect 1/4" seams.  Just sayin'.

Oh, and one more thing, the little flower zipper pull you may be wondering about?  Sorry, but if you ask me where to get one, I am of no help.  I bought it at Quilt Market 6 or 7 years ago and I can't remember the name of the vendor.  If you want to find something like it, I recommend looking for leather zipper pulls on Etsy or eBay.  But it really is the sweetest little accessory, isn't it?  If anything I've ever made deserves such a thing, it's definitely this kit!

And now - after all that, plus 6 years - I have THE perfect sewing kit for the Happy Flower QAL I'll be hosting with my friends and fellow Atsuko fans, Wynn and Melissa

(Yes, I've already make a few blocks ... shhh!)

We're starting on March 6th, but I'll be sharing more details in an upcoming post soon.  Hope you will join us!

There's a lot of applique and little bit of embroidery required for the QAL so this kit will be my constant companion throughtout the QAL.  Sorry not sorry if you see my kit a lot for the next year.  ;)

Ok.  If I haven't convinced you to get this book for your library (and quite honestly for your creative soul), there are a lot more inspiring projects and delightful eye-candy coming up for you to enjoy throughout this blog hop.  Here's the rockstar lineup of fabulously talented ladies, plus a fabulously talented gentleman, that you should follow on Instagram if you don't already.  (Oh my goodness I can hardly wait to see what they make.  I feel like a 7 year old on Christmas Eve!)


25 Lisa @aspoonfulsugar aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
27 Sarah @Sarahedgarprettyfabrictrims alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
30 Minki @zeriano minkikim.com

1 Heidi @fabricmutt fabricmutt.blogspot.com
3 Clara @claralovestosew Instagram Only
6 Ange @alittlepatchwork alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
8 Erin @whynotsewquilts whynotsew.blogspot.com
10 Lauren @transientart transientart.com
13 Sedef @downgrapevinelane downgrapevinelane.com
15 Ayda @cafenohut cafenohut.blogspot.com
17 Renee @sewnwithgrace sewnwithgrace.com
20 Heather @vintagegreyhandmade vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com
22 Melissa  @ohhowsweetco ohhowsweet.com
24 Greg @greydogwoodstudio greydogwoodstudio.com
27 Stacy @stacyolsondesign stacyolsondesign.com

1 Wynn @zakkaart zakkaart.blogspot.com



I'm really serious about getting as many of you as possible to join our QAL to make the quilt on the cover of this book so how would you like to win one of 10 - yes, TEN - copies of this book?!!!  Zakkaworkshop has generously agreed to give a free copy of Happy Flower Quilts to 10 Pretty by Hand readers.  To enter, please leave a comment here telling me what sewing project you're working on right now.  If you're between projects, tell me what you last finished or what is next on your list.  OR any one of your WIPs will also do.  That's it! 

This givewaway closes Friday January 28 and is open to everyone internationally.   I'll announce the winners next week.

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Reader Comments (278)

I love your sewing kit. I just finished quilting a 'cars' quilt for my youngest grandson.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVicki H
Oh my this sewing kit is adorable. I love it.
I just read a blog somewhere recently, how to install these zippers.
I love every thing about your project. And the buttons, and the pincushion is crazy adorable.
I must get this book
Thank you for sharing your creative process (you are not alone)
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary
Oh gosh, I forgot to add. I am working on a new baby quilt for my younger daughters first baby.
Soon I will be gramma to two littles
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary
Your lovely post is so very inspiring and detailed...! Exquisite work!. Thank you for sharing! i'm a newbie to your blog. Currently I am working on a quilt hanging that features fabric subjects of sewing and gardening - two of my favorite pastimes!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
I love that sewing kit! wow! I have several WIP right now - a new table runner, a winter wall hanging (might not get finished before Spring, lol), and my ongoing Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJackie
Lovely as always! Even if I don't win a copy of the book, I will definitely get a copy for my library. I'm currently using your little green daisy bag from the auction for my EPP notions. I'm on triangle 16 out of many of your hexi quilt and loving each and every one of them!

Take care!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLori
Very pretty as usual. I appreciate you sharing your process - "perfect" doesn't JUST HAPPEN. The magnetic snap is a very good idea. I am so happy you got to work on a book you love so much. Isn't it nice when things work out :D. I am making a couch throw for Canada's 150th anniversary and have fabric cut out for a weekender bag.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Your sewing kit is lovely. Almost to pretty to use. Right now I am working on finishing a farm girl vintage sampler quilt...just two blocks to go. Also in progress are a block of the month from my quilt guild and a checkered Dresden plate. All the plates are done and I am just deciding whether to do hand work or attach them by machine.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJean
Right now I am finishing a Christmas baby quilt for next Christmas. Thanks for the chance to win. I am looking forward to seeing more projects from the book.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren McMahon
I absolutely love your work! The beautiful fabric and pretty things are very inspiring. I am currently working on a mystery quilt, the Canadian 150th anniversary quilt and embroidering a table runner for Easter. I would love the book!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterZankie Smit
What an adorable project!! I am working on a bear claw quilt for my brother right now! thanks!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterlee
The sewing kit is so you! I am currently working on table runners, a series of seasonal ones.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLee
Such a beautiful choice of fabrics for your the dear little sewing kit Kristyne. I am currently finishing off a cushion with 9 blocks of a project designed by Lisa Cox from A Spoonful of Sugar. The pattern is called Heart of the Home and my first attempt at paper foundation piecing. It has been a joy to do and so easy to understand as are all Lisa's patterns.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
Oh Kristyne! How you inspire and nourish our creativity! Since I purchased a quilt shop a little over a year ago, I've literally been swallowed by the shop and often find it hard to carve out the time to feed my own creativity. Thank you for delivering just the inspiration needed! I do carry that book in my shop and love it! Most especially now with your beautiful presentation! I am currently working on The Scrap Happy Purse by Crazy Mom Quilts. Of course my bag is full of florals and cottage prints. If you draw my name, please put it back and draw another because I can buy it wholesale. Thank you again for being a breath of fresh air to us all!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCassie Schlais
This is so pretty! I always love the details you add to all you make! And the pink!!!! I hope to dust off my machine and start making a scrap quilt. It's been so busy - I kind of need something simple and mindless - thinking half square triangles or something I can chain piece without a lot of thinking but to get back to being creative! Pulled out a crochet project today I hadn't finished and it felt good to get back to that, too!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo
Ooo I love these fabrics and notions! At the moment I'm powering through my UFOs, mostly small gifts for others that haven't been completed on time. It will free me up for more spontaneous creativity
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSkye B
I may post a ton of my sewing or handwork on IG...but, there is a certain project that I have cut out for and still haven't begun. It's a certain Halloween inspired coffin shaped epp, that years ago I almost fell off my chair when I saw yours. I have the picture saved so I can keep looking at it and one day I will get the nerve to try it and hope it is a visually gorgeous as yours!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
I LOVE your sewing kit!!! You'll never believe this, but I saw the book advertised just last week. Now that I know that there is a blog hop and I have seen your sample, I KNOW what project I would like to make first for my sweet 12 year old granddaughter. Thank you for your inspiration.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl
2 adorable 4 words! I have been collecting Aunt Grace 1930's since the very beginning but the sweetest of these fabrics is beyond mere words. Beautiful, stunning, heartfelt. There! I did it. πŸ’πŸ’
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Bell
Oh Pooh! I forgot to mention that I am currently working on 1/2" hexies for a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, made (of course) from 30's fabrics. I have about 45 flowers completed. It's my "Go with Me Everywhere" project. πŸ’
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl Bell
That sewing kit is just incredible! I'm working on two ABC quilts for two sweet toddlers right now. Thanks for this awesome giveaway - this book is a must have!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVicki
Oh I have fallen in love all over again. I can't wait to make one... I can't wait to get the love but I will be patient and see if I win one... I love everything you all do in these styles.. I have just started a new quilt doing the fabric and crochet ing. We shall see how this goes.. I'm excited to see my finished product.. but no I must hurry so I can start this new project.. time to pick up my fabrics ,πŸ˜„
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Baer
I haven been working on a baby quilt for my daughter's best friend from our old neighborhood. It's a foxy quilt from Animal Parade and sew cute.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLaura P in NH
Oh I have fallen in love all over again. I can't wait to make one... I can't wait to get the book but I will be patient and see if I win one... I love everything you all do in these styles.. I have just started a new quilt doing the fabric and crochet ing. We shall see how this goes.. I'm excited to see my finished product.. but no I must hurry so I can start this new project.. time to pick up my fabrics ,πŸ˜„
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Baer
What a beautiful book, and your sewing kit is amazing. Currently (although hardly at all because I have too much of my real work that I have to finish first), I'm working on a small quilt for the Quilts for Kids charity. The fabrics, supplied by Quilts for Kids, are some novelty prints with the children's book characters Frog and Toad. I'll be caught up with other work by the coming weekend, so I'm hoping for a long day of sewing then. Thanks for the giveaway.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
Sewwww cute! I love the finished sewing kit and colors. I would love to know more about the Seams/No Seams technique because I have the same issue most of the time. Thanks for sharing.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSandra D in Joliet
What a beautiful job of sewing and embellishing!! I'm getting ready to quilt a snowflake tablerunner "Frosted" from the book The Trendy Table".
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMerritt
I love this book already! My last sewing project was very boring: cut up 2 kitchen towels and hemmed them into kitchen washcloths
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDarcy
I am always so inspired by your creations....just simply beautiful!

What a great looking book! Love the colors!
I'm working on a robe currently and just finished a 'sew together bag'!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVanessa Bryce
Lovely, lovely, lovely. You do beautiful work. I am currently working on a baby quilt, lap quilt and some one inch hexies . My birthday is the 28th. This book would be an awesome "gift" for me. ~wink~
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren
I'm sewing kitchen curtains for my daughter, right now. But always have other projects going too! This quilt looks so cute! Should I or shouldn't I ?!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
What a sweet, sweet project. Love all the pretty details - those spools made my heart beat a little faster. I'm currently working on a Granny Square quilt, using scraps, and having a lot of fun playing with fabric choices.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie
I wish I could say I was working on some beautiful quilted project, but I am a very novice quilter. I have joined a quilt group and right now we are doing 1 or 2 different quilt squares a month to teach us different quilting skills. So, I will say that soon I will be doing a pineapple quilt square. That is what we will be working on in the next month.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAngie
You made a beautiful sewing kit. I love the fabric and I can't wait to see the book. Currently I am working on a grandmothers flower garden. This sewing kit would be great to carry along with epp. I will definitely make one as soon as I get the book. Thank you for sharing your tips where you had problems with the pattern. Thanks for offering this giveaway.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudy w
I loved every word and photo in this post! Thanks for sharing your treasures and your thought processes. 2017 is the year of finishing WIPs for me -- I've completed 5 quilt tops in the last month and pulled another languishing project out yesterday. It's a hunter's star quilt using French General fabrics.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Seitz
WOW! Your sewing kit is so sweet! I have to make one. The book sounds lovely. I have been working on baby quilt, using vintage retro fabric and machine embroidery designs that have a hand stitched vintage look.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna Harry
Today I donated 5 receiving blankets made from flannel that I serged. I have an ongoing project of a denim rag quilt. I am about half done with it.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha
Thank you for the wonderfully detailed post. I always love your fabric choices. I am currently making fabric market totes. It is nice to see that most Californians are bringing their own bags when grocery shopping nowadays. BTW: your version of this craft book is in Japanese πŸ˜€. I was in Tokyo twice last year and I visited one of their biggest bookstores "Maruzen" each time. Their selection of Japanese craft books is amazing. I brought back quite a few even though I can't read a word.

Thanks again,

January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca
I am finishing a table topper from a pattern by Sheri Falls. I enlarged it from an octagon to a rectangular octagon which made for it's own set of self-induced headaches. I think I unstitched as much as I stitched. I am now going to have to find this book because I really love this little kit.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi
This post makes me so happy! I love everything about your sewing kit! Right now I'm working on a couple of Ellis and Higgs new Valentine patterns. I would REALLY love to win this book!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Harmon
So lovely! I'm working on the Farmer's Wife 1930s quilt. It took me a long time to get the book so I missed the quiltalong! I don't want that to happen with the Happy Flower quilt :)
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDawn
I am currently working on a lap quilt for my son's partner. She is so appreciative of quilts that I know it will be loved. Gifts are so much more fun to make when you know the recipient will love it.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCarol C
I just finished a yummy quilt made with lawn fabric and Quilters Dream batting. My current project is a Valentine Dresden mug rug. For the first time, I am trying the method of using tin foil to turn the curved edges before ironing. I LOVE this method! So quick and easy. Now I want to make mug rugs for all my friends and neighbors. πŸ’• I am also suffering from a case of Sweet Sewing Case envy...... πŸ€’
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Bird Quilting
THAT little pincushion--too much adorableness (well so is the whole sewing kit)! Long post? Nah! Maybe we are all just as enthralled by this book as you are--saw it a while ago and have been drooling ever since. I am still working on a 6 point star EPP quilt top with the Persimmon line--the blue grunge in that line is the background. It keeps traveling around with me star by star by star. Let's just say it's coming along just like a few (actually more than...) other projects. I think I love the process as much as a finish! Thank you for a chance to receive one of these copies. Very generous giveaway!
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDelcia R.
I will need to get this book for sure. So sweet. I am working on an optical illusion quilt at the moment.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterChris
This book looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. Some friends and I have been working on making a bible quilt. It's been quite a challenge, but is turning out quite nice.
January 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterKris Ann
Wow....perfection!! This is absolutely beautiful and I am so impressed with the great care you took in the details. I am just learning how to quilt, although I have been sewing for many years. This book seems like such a treasure and I hope to get one soon. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
January 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDani
now THAT was the most wonderful way to spend my morning coffee - in your company, with your stash, listening to you oohing and ahhing ... I close my eyes and I feel back in Calgary in your lovely kitchen (old house I know!) or in the basement ... I can hear your giggles and I can see your joy while you're telling me about this kit - I love it - I love it so much because it is YOU ... It screams Kristyne - It is you on so many levels - and I swear I remember that cardigan with those buttons ;)
I am so sad to say I'm not really doing anything but I do have two projects planned for the next month - well one but another one I would like to get started on - my lovely colleague is having her first baby and I will definitely be making either a baby quilt (NOT all hand sewn ;) ) or a carseat cover for the baby ... haven't quite made my mind up - and then I would so love to make a sleeve or cover for my new adventures which is studying to become a therapist - I would love to have a special thing for that (thinking that would look professional and soothing when I whip it out and go "what would you like to talk about today"!) and I'm wondering if there is such a pattern in this fabulous book (which I totally want to win :) ) ...
I love you - I love everything you do - this project totally brought my heartbeat all the way down and I feel I could not have had a better start to my day - sending love and hugs, Bxxx
January 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMama Mote
Ohmyohmyohmy - this book is heaven, and in PINK!!
I am currently working on the 5th and 6th 18 inch Hawaiian quilting squares, that when I complete 30 , I will sew into a king size quilt. Key words - when I finish 30........hahaha
Aloha from Maui!
January 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCa
Fab post - thank you for all the useful info (and the great giveaway!). I'm working on EPP combined with embroidery, which will eventually become a needle case for a friend.
January 24, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJudi
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