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Congrats, deserae and Shannon!  I'll contact you guys soon! Don't be too disappointed about not winning this giveaway! You can always snatch your own Winter Woolies pattern  here at Kerry 's etsy shop ! It's a truly amazing pattern  with lots of possibilities!  Thanks for stopping by! 


Hope you are having a great weekend! It's a Sunday morning in Japan. I thought I would post this before we go on a long bike ride today. It's a scissors block for Amisha in the patchwork 318 bee . In this bee, we use block patterns in Kumiko Fujita's Patchwork 318 book (which is unfortunately completely out of print) and use our own fabric. I love this concept of this bee. Just the right amount of challenges ;) Not too hard but not too easy either. I know Amisha is a big fan of Kumiko Fujita and Suzuko Koseki, so I used a lot of fabrics designed by these two Japanese textile designers! The "Quilt Work America" fabric is my lucky find from auction. It's a very old Kumiko Fujita print.  As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to snatch it for my block for Amisha! Would you say it turned out too busy...? Keeping my fingers crossed Amisha will like it! Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend ;)

Kerry's Winter Woolies Pattern - Giveaway! GRUPEN WALLPAPER

Thank you so much for everyone who left comments on  my organizer baskets tutorial !  It's been so fun and rewarding to see your  baskets popping up in the Pink Penguin flickr pool . I also enjoyed hearing about your plans for your baskets' use in the comments. I'll make a list of your ideas for the baskets and add it at the end of the tutorial post sometime soon. I wanted to share with you a few projects I whipped up  in this past few weeks. The mittens above were made using Kerry's first paper pieced pattern for sale!  Isn't it the most adorable thing?! Have you seen Amy's take on it ? Such loveliness! I especially love those mittens, so I am making  a tea cozy with these blocks for my new small tea pot.  (I enlarged the pattern quite a bit.) The pink mitten is mine and the other one is Joe's. When I saw the  creature fabric, I had to snatch it right away because  it was the Joe-est fabric I have ever seen! Joe doesn't like the fabric, but hopefully

12 Gifts of Christmas Blog Hop: Organizer Basket Tutorial GRUPEN WALLPAPER

I was flattered when Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts kindly asked me to be a part of 12 gifts of Christmas Blog Hop !  You've probably read about it over Jennifer's already by now, but we are bringing you 12 free tutorials on Christmas  gift makings! One tute per day through October 25th! Sounds fun, right?! Jennifer started it off with a fabulous double  sided pace mat tutorial yesterday and here I am hosting a second stop with a tutorial on how to make these easy-peasy organizer baskets! Not ready to think about Christmas yet? Me neither, but we know it will come before we know it! Jennifer picked this perfect timing to get this rolling so that we have plenty of time to whip up gifts! It's been over a year since I last posted a tutorial,  so I was a bit nervous writing this up, although it is probably the easiest project among all sewing tutes  I have ever written, hehe. Hopefully I took enough pictures so that the visual will help you through! If you have any questions

Mini Cross Quilt + Pinnie GRUPEN WALLPAPER

September 30th was my fabulous friend Kerry 's birthday! I whipped up a mini quilt and a matching pinnie for her earlier last month so that my gift for her would get there on time. I surprised myself by finishing them up way before the deadline - a week before her birthday. Unusual of me :D She gave me such a pretty pillow for my birthday/house warming gift. (which I'll show you how wonderfully it looks in my craft space once I am done setting it up!) It is the cutest and most meaningful pillow I have ever owned! I knew I would not be able to make anything comparable, but I still wanted to send her handmade love :) Choosing fabrics for this quilt could not have been more enjoyable, because each and every fabric used here is what I know Kerry likes! Kumiko Fujita , Suzuko Koseki , Denyse Schmidt , Lori Holt , cooking, sewing, typography, vintage fabric, and linen - so ya, we share the love for lots of fabric designs! And you know it makes quite a big difference when you are ma