Today is my stop on the Happy Flower Quilts Blog Hop. Once only available in Japanese, this coveted book by one of my favorite fabric designers, Atsuko Matsuyama is now available in English. Happy dance for all of us quilters who love sweet designs and appreciate hand sewn details. To celebrate its release, a group of talented makers have created something from the book. I decided to make the very first project in the book, a triangle baby quilt. I had so much fun pulling together so many of my most prized fabrics, many designed by Atsuko Matsuyama herself.It’s hard to cut into these at times, but I knew that it would be worth it for this project. I paired these sweet prints with a pale pink solid for the center and used a dark pink Swiss dot print for the border.For the backing I used a soft light pink flannel and used a coordinating aqua, floral print for the binding. I love how the rounded corners gift it a more feminine feel. I mimicked the lines of the triangles with straight line stitching in a cream thread on the top and light pink on the back. I couldn’t resist washing and drying it right away for that antique crinkle look.Even though my little girl is no longer a baby, I think this one is definitely a keeper. Maybe I can hand it down to my children someday.
There have been so many incredible projects created from this book by the talented makers listed below. I hope you’ll be able to check out what they have made as well. Scroll to the bottom of this post for giveaway and quilt along details.
1/23 Kristyne – www.prettybyhand.com
1/25 Lisa – www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com
1/27 Sarah – www.alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk
1/30 Minki – www.minkikim.com
2/1 Heidi – www.fabricmutt.blogspot.com
2/3 Clara – @claralovestosew (Instagram Only)
2/6 Ange – www.alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com
2/8 Erin – www.whynotsew.blogspot.com
2/10 Lauren – www.transientart.com
2/13 Sedef – www.downgrapevinelane.com
2/15 Ayda – www.cafenohut.blogspot.com
2/17 Renee – www.sewnwithgrace.com
2/20 Heather – www.vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com
2/22 Melissa – www.ohhowsweet.com
2/24 Greg – www.greydogwoodstudio.com
2/27 Stacy – www.stacyolsondesign.com (you’re here!)
3/1 Wynn – www.zakkaart.blogspot.com
Zakka Workshop is so graciously giving away a copy of Happy Flower Quilts to one of my followers. To enter, please leave a comment on this post. The contest in open internationally. I will chose a winner on Friday, February 3rd.
A quilt along to make the sampler quilt featured on the cover of Happy Flower Quilts will begin on March 6 and is hosted by Wynn (@zakkaart), Kristyne (@prettybyhand) and Melissa (@ohhowsweetco). They have scheduled to do two blocks per week but the quilt along will last about a year. And WOW, what a masterpiece you will have created at the end!