NHK Sutekini Handmade - Atsuko Matsuyama Monthly quilt "Fruit Fantasy" Sew A-Long (NHKテレビテキスト すてきにハンドメイド 松山敦子のマンスリーキルト「フルーツ・ファンタジー」)

Instagram is my most frequently used mobile apps that I love to use during my free time. I like to take a snapshot of my current and finished projects and uploaded there, in addition to searching interesting patchwork hashtags to get inspirations and knew like-minded sewists. Sadly, nowadays, there are sponsored posts appearing in Instagram which I do not really like especially not related to my interest.

Recently, I chanced upon a Japanese magazine monthly handsew-along activity (SAL) in Instagram. I tried to ask but I could not communicate in Japanese. Luckily one Instagram user can speak English and she has directed me to this magazine for the SAL. I was so happy that my local Kinokuniya main store sells this monthly magazine.

The magazine on the right.
Actually, there isn't much patchwork or quilting as compared to the magazine on the left. There are more crocheting and dress making. There is an enclosed actual size of the templates of the tutorials in the magazine. I like it so much!

This Atsuko Matsuyama Monthly quilt "Fruit Fantasy" Sew A-Long 松山敦子のマンスリーキルト「フルーツ・ファンタジー」 began in this October issue all the way till March 2016. There are two blocks to sew in this issue - a patchwork and an applique (I will be sharing this in the next post.) All are done 100% by handsewing which are my favorite mode of patchwork. :)

Fabric selection
First, I traced the templates on the cardboard and gave an allowance of 1cm all round. Then I traced the template on the fabrics and cut them out.

Inner section
It has been a long while since I handsewed any block piece. I am happy of the outcome and continue sewing till late at night.

Flying Geese
Block 1 finished
I like Block 1 very much as you can see from the photograph. If you are keen to follow me on my process, you can add me at or simply search for hashtag #松山敦子マンスリーキルト to look at other pieces of work.

In the next post, I will be sharing Block 2 which is an applique. I have never tried sewing applique before but glad that I made the plunge of trying out.

Happy sewing!