Happy Flower Quilts Blog Hop (Last Stop and Round Up) + Giveaway!

Hello everyone! I hope all of you have had a great time following this blog hop, seeing all the talented bloggers sewing something (or many things) from this amazing book. Originally in Japanese language, Zakka Workshop did a really wonderful job translating most of projects into English. It means we do not have to struggle figuring out the diagrams anymore trying to sew everything from the book anymore!

Today is the last stop of the blog hop so I will do a short round up of what each blogger made. Please click on the link to read their full posts for more pictures too. I tell ya, it was so fun to read every single of them and admiring the beautiful projects. Trust me, you will be so inspired by all the wonderful sewing.

Well, let me first show you what I have been sewing...

Hearts Coaster - filled with so much love!

I made this just before Valentines' Day and it was so enjoyable handsewing it! Yes, completely handsewn! Do you know the coaster is reversible too? I bet you cannot tell!

I did not quite follow the method of leaving a small opening at the back. I used the most conventional way to leave the opening at the side of the heart before whip stitching it close.

Centre piece is a cute deer. Surrounded with so many red hearts.

Hand quilting never fails.

Oh the french knots are so adorable.

Connected hearts.

Puffy full of love.

One of my favourite prints!

This is the reversible side! I love it as much as the front.

Another sweet birdie!

I did french knots on both sides to make this side as pretty.

Flowers and ribbons.

Even now that Valentines' day is over, this Heart Coaster still sits on the main table in the living room. I just can't get enough of it.

Project number two is the Lunch Tote! It was a mad rush sewing this (as I am in the midst of house moving right now). I was SO HAPPY to finish the last stitch and it turned out so much prettier than I expected.

Note: After quilting, the patchwork piece will tend to shrink a little. You have to shorten the lining fabric and facing fabric to match the length of the top edge of the tote.

The patchwork is machine sewn with hand quilting details.

The square base allows the lunch box to snuggle and sit tightly.

This lunch tote has so many details like the circle ends and folded down binding.

The inside of the pouch as yummy as the outside. More juicy strawberries.

Pull string in yellow.

Little handmade tag at the side.

Of course I need to show you the special strawberry handles! SO PRETTY! And a perfect size for this small tote.

The handles are handsewn. Look at the french knots again. Pink this time.

Thank you Lecien for sending the beautiful Retro 30s Child Smile Fall 2016 bundle and strawberry handles for this lunch tote! It couldn't be more wonderful!


So now it's time to showcase all the pretty projects from our 15 invited bloggers!

Kristyne (http://prettybyhand.com)

Lisa (http://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com)

Sarah (http://alittlehappyplace.blogspot.co.uk)

Minki (http://www.minkikim.com)

Heidi (http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com)

Clara (https://www.instagram.com/claralovestosew/)

Ange (https://alittlepatchwork.wordpress.com)

Erin (http://whynotsew.blogspot.com)

Lauren (http://transientart.com)

Sedef (http://www.downgrapevinelane.com)

Ayda (http://cafenohut.blogspot.com)

Renee (http://www.sewnwithgrace.com)

Heather (http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com)

Melissa (http://www.ohhowsweet.com)

Greg (http://greydogwoodstudio.com)

Stacy (http://www.stacyolsondesign.com)

Hope all of you found some inspiration after seeing what we made for this "Happy Flower Quilts" blog hop!:)


Now, a giveaway! I have two copies of Happy Flower Quilts book to share with everyone, with courtesy from the very generous Zakka Workshop. Opens international! To enter, leave me a comment here or at my instagram tagging a friend (write email address of your friend in blog comment). Tell me your favourite colour. So easy. You will win a the book while I'll send a small parcel of six fat eighths to your friend! Giveaway ends March 8.

Just another great news, we have a QAL starting from March 6. Kristyne, Melissa and me will be hosting this QAL together so I hope you can join us and sew along to make the Sampler Quilt! The book includes all templates (in actual sizes!) for the blocks making. You can choose to handsew or machine sew, whichever way you prefer. Even if you cannot catch up, it's completely fine. We just wish you can have fun sewing!


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eliseandemelie kwon said...

Gosh! Just loved seeing all the pretty makes and all the Pink just made it even better!! Looking forward to seeing all the makes in the quilt along too!

faith said...

So so sweet and pretty!!! I loved seeing the roundup. Looking forward to sewing along.

Zakka Workshop said...

These came out so cute! I can't believe you made TWO projects in the middle of moving and preparing for the QAL...you are amazing! Thanks for being the final stop on the blog hop and posting a great round up of all the projects.

Hannah said...

I'm sad to see this blog hop end and excited for the upcoming quilt along...your projects are adorable:) Thanks too for the fun giveaway! my favorite color is purple and if I win I'll give you my sil's email address for the fabric bundle...

CF said...

Thank you so much for your wonderful grand finale post- the bag with the strawberry handles and the handfinished hearts were so dear and it was wonderful to see all of the projects from the Bloggers in the Blog hop together. Tagging babygotice@gmail.com (my daughter Alice) so she can enjoy!

LJ said...

I have loved every day of this blog hop. There's not a single project that isn't totally adorable. I am so enthusiastic about this book and can't believe it took so long for it to be published in English. Sigh. I'd love to win and if I do, please send the 2nd prize to my sewing sister, Carol, at gunrandwoody at hotmail dot com Thanks so much for a great hop.

GranChris said...

I love the little lunch bag so sweet. I know my friend Micki would as well. Email micki922@bellsouth.net

Sarah Liddle said...

Your projects are gorgeous, a fantastic end to the bloghop. Good luck with your house move. My fav colour is blue. Tagging my friend @madaboutbags.

Jayne said...

I've really enjoyed this blog hop. My favourite colour is any shade of purple. The friend I would choose is not on email but I would love to be able to surprise her with some fabric if I win.

Delcia R. said...

This truly was a Happy blog hop and I so enjoyed all the items the various stops made from this book. It's time to make some fun things! My favorite color would be any lighter shades of blue--just point me to a forget-me-not and I'm right at home.
My sewing buddy's email is: smallpetunia@comcast.net. Thanks for the chance in this giveaway.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It's been so fun seeing all the adorable projects from this sweet book! My favorite color is blue and my quilting friend is catedoerr at aol dot com
Thanks for the chance to win!

Sherry said...

This has been a sweet & happy blog hop. I've quite enjoyed tagging along. My favorite color is turquoise. And my quilting friend would be my sister. jtandpz at telus dot net.

Vbryce said...

What beautiful sewing projects! I could spend hours looking at them...so pretty!!
Aqua and pink seems to be my favorites right now!

MariaElena Bliss said...

Every stop on this blog hop has been amazing! I would love to join this QAL and have a beautiful flower Quilt to show for it! My favorite color is pink and expecting my fourth granddaughter in a few days, has raised pink to another level! thank you for hosting!

Isabel Martins said...

I love, love, love everything pink and everything you make! I've been wanting to make several projects but I'm afraid they wont turn out as beautifull as yours.... I hope you'll keep posting gorgeous projects. Thank you for being such a great seamstress (sorry if the word is wrong - you can blame a portuguese poor english).
I hope you send an email to my darling friend beatriz.m.rosa@gmail.com
love Isabel

Judy said...

Red is the best!!! It comes from loving strawberries!!! And of course it goes with all of the other colors.

melanie.m.martin@gmail.com She loves strawberries too!

Linda Williamson said...

This has been an amazing blog hop. Love all the designers projects. My favorite color is yellow. My friend loves pink lw4inva@gmail.com

Sara said...

I love green! (and every other color in the Rainbow, really) For my friend to get the fat quarters I chose my mum lenadanhieux at gmail dot com, because she taught me to sew!

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Anonymous said...

What a fun Hop! My favorite color is red! Loved Your projects >so pretty! Thank You for sharing a neat Giveaway too! My Friend Beth - beth.e(at)att(dot)net would love a gift too! msstitcher1214@gmail.com