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happy flower qal - week 1

Ok everyone, here we go!!!  FINALLY, right?  Feels like we've been talking and waiting and anticipating for months.  Probably because we were.  tee hee

So let's just jump right in.

As I mentioned before, Atsuko Matsuyama designs fabric for Lecien and she came out with a new Old/New 30s collection specially for the publication of the English version of her book, including a cheater panel that replicates some of the blocks in the quilt.


  Original Block #1

 Her fabric designs are feedsack-inspired, as the name of her collection reflects, so there are lots of very bright colours.  I made these first two blocks with this new collection, which is in stores this month.


Original Block #2

First I made this one (quite a while ago ...)

But then I made this one when I recieved the new Lecien fabric. Now I can't decide which one I like best.  Kinda loving the hot pink flower above, but also kinda loving the blue greenery below.  Thoughts?

If you're posting on Instagram, remember to #happyflowerqal so we can all admire your lovely blocks too! As I hinted before, there will be some giveaways throughout this QAL and I believe winners will be chosen from all the posts that are hashtagged with "happyflowerqal".  Just sayin'. ;)

xo k

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Reader Comments (9)

Of course they are both pretty/cute but I like the second one best. I guess because it has more contrast.
March 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Your blocks are great! I love your first flower block a bit more the green flower print is perfect for it!
March 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
I'm partial to the second one, but I love red and blue together!
Both are gorgeous! May I ask if the background of the blocks is 6"? Just want to be sure before I cut! 👍🏻 Finishing at 5½ ? Thanks!
March 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDonna C
The second one is my favorite, but both are pretty - just love how the blue highlights the background fabric!
March 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLittle Quiltsong
I bought her book. At first I wasn't going to because of the cost but now I'm soooo glad I did. It's gorgeous and all the patterns make you want to sit down and make them immediately. I was amazed at how much detail she goes into for each pattern. And then there's instructions in the back and then there are templates for you to copy and use for the patterns. It's quite a big book an so very worth each and every penny. She is simply amazing!!!
March 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRosebud
I love my book!!! But I don't see all the 91 blocks in the instructions? Am I missing something? and how do I get the pattern sheets out from the back of the book? Cut them out? or is there a preforation? I can't seem to figure it out? I've looked and looked and only see some of the blocks not all of them? Thanks, Vicki
March 7, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVicki
Hi Vicki,

All the templates are in the back of the book. And my favourite method to remove pattern sheets from a book is to use my cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler. Makes for a cleaner cut than scissors. Hope this helps!
March 7, 2017 | Registered CommenterKristyne
Thank you!!! I figured out where all the blocks are in the back of the book. I was confused because of the numbering being random. LOL Yes, pieced blocks templates then the pattern sheet for the applique blocks. whewwww I was going kookoo. thank you so much.
March 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterVicki

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