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NHK Sutekini Handmade - Atsuko Matsuyama Monthly quilt "Fruit Fantasy" Sew A-Long Block 5 & 6 - Fruits Applique and Flowers patchwork (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」)

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It is the last day of 2015!!

Before I say goodbye in another few hours, I want to share with you the 2 blocks that I managed to finish this afternoon inside the 2015 Issue 12 NHKテレビテキスト すてきにハンドメイ.


I love this patchwork pattern of block 5 and would love to sew up more to make a mini quilt. It is called Greek Cross. There were only 4 templates to cut but lots of pieces to make one block.

Frankly, block 6 is a challenge to me once again as it is a fruit basket applique. There are 31 pieces to iron and sew onto the background cloth. But I still love the outcome of my handsewn piece.


Pretty tedious from the look of it. I took about 2 days to finish this applique block. But the result is so kawaii.

This will be the last piece of my work for 2015. Moving on to 2016, I will definitely be sewing more and more and catch up on my WIPs.

Wish everyone a Happy 2016!!

StickerKid Review and Discount Code

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(Sponsored Review)

Another school term is fast approaching and I am always busy writing or printing labels from my Label Machine for my children in December.

This time, I beg to differ in my approach.

StickerKid has offered us some personalised labels from their value pack to try out. That includes shoe labels, iron on labels and small stickers.

Manufactured from Switzerland since 2004, every label is protected with a thin plastic layer. This is good as I am not afraid of my children damaging the labels with their hands wet or water spilling from their water bottles. Not only that, they survive microwaves, dishwashers, sun and sand.




Other reasons why I choose StickerKid:

1. Restickable stickers
When my child pasted the stickers at the wrong page or clumsily, I can always tear out and restick them with no tape residue left on the initial pasting.

2. Fast shipment
The orders were processed quickly and shipped out fast. I received them in a week.

3. Friendly customer service officer
They a…

NHK Sutekini Handmade - Atsuko Matsuyama Monthly quilt "Fruit Fantasy" Sew A-Long Block 3 & 4 - Fruits Applique and Flowers patchwork (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」)

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I am slightly late to complete the Block 3 and 4 - Fruits applique and flowers patchwork, for the November sew-a-long by Atsuko Matsuyama  - 松山敦子のマンスリーキルト「フルーツ・ファンタジー」.

The instructions and templates can be found in this magazine which I bought from Kinokuniya bookshop. Thanks to my Japanese counterpart who posted photos in their instagram account on every issue they bought. I quickly rushed to my local shop and purchase a copy.

 There are not many blocks to sew but definately lots of fruits applique to practise. There are 4 of them which I like the pear the best!





After finishing the applique, I combined them according to the example found in the magazine.


Which applique do you like?

November sew along is quite easy to sew after many practises of sewing the appliques. For December issue, there will be more blocks and more applique that I will share with you in the next coming post.

Happy weekend!