Friday, February 17, 2012

Paper Pieced House Blocks

Do you have a copy of Patchwork Lesson ABC by Kumiko Fujita? It's a book full of small hexagons, houses, flowers and tons of adorable little blocks you can make and turn into hot potholders, pincushions, tea cozies or tons of other things. My favorite ones from the books are the house blocks used to make tea cozies. I found a copy of this in Chinese about a year ago. Although I can usually decipher these Japanese quilting books with visuals, it brings me so much joy knowing I am able to read every word Kumiko had to say. I get so much more out of the book. I have been wanting to try one of these patterns and decided to make them for Valentine's Day.

 Perfect little coasters for my husband. 

I machined paper pieced these house blocks. I had a hard time ensuring everything came out straight because all of the pieces were quite small. Maybe I will hand piece these next time.

I had a nice surprise from my husband for Valentine's Day. It wasn't easy for me to transport it home at the end of the week. I think this may be the prettiest flower arrangement I have ever received.

 Beautiful long-stem red roses always make me smile.

Thanks, honey :)


Maryse said...

The little coasters are so cute! Oh, and the roses... They are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I am sure he LOVES the house blocks. So special. GLad the roses lasted a few days.

cinzia said...

those house blocks are so sweet! What a great gift!