Patchwork Patterns 318

Blocks from Patchwork Patterns 318

I love Japanese sewing books and Patchwork Patterns 318 is one of my favorites. 
The book is by Kumiko Fujita who also designs wonderful  fabrics.
A few years ago I belonged to a quilting bee where we made blocks for the other members from the book.  You can see all the blocks I made in the photo above. 

Sewing Books by Kumiko Fujita
The book is filled with adorable themed blocks and pretty floral appliqué patterns.
The only problem is that it has been out of print for some time.  Ebay and Etsy prices were out of control!  Thankfully, Zakka Workshop (World Book Media) reprinted the book in English and it is available now!
You can find it at Sew Me a Song, Pink Castle Fabrics and from Zakka workshop!

Zakka Workshop kicked off a blog hop on Monday!
It is filled with wonderful projects - the first being a cute house wall hanging by Kerry Green.
Kerry shares some great tips for enlarging the blocks and piecing using a freezer paper method.
The perfect method for a block with "Y" seams. 

I will be sharing my projects on November 3rd - a cosmetic bag and a shoe bag from the "Girl's night out" collection of patterns.

Check out the schedule below and be sure to stop by each blog for wonderful projects and inspiration.

If you are on Instagram - you can find the blog hop with #318PatchworkPatterns and #pp318qal for the Quilt Along.   

318 Patchwork Patterns Blog Hop 

October 2oth Kerry Green from http://verykerryberry.blogspot.com 
*Project: House Mini Wall Hanging & Freezer Paper Piecing Tutorial with Y seams
      October 22nd  Penny Layman from http://sewtakeahike.typepad.com
*   Project: Gardening apron with blocks from Vegetables collection
      October 24th Angela Pingel from http://cuttopieces.blogspot.com
*   Project: Wall hanging or bunting from Halloween collection
     October 27th Amy Sinibaldi from http://nanacompany.typepad.com
*   Project: Tote bag with appliqué blocks
      October 29th Amber Carrillo from http://oneshabbychick.typepad.com
*   Project: Blocks from Christmas collection
      October 31st Latifah Saafir from www.thequiltengineer.com
*   Project: Baby blanket from At the Circus collection
      November 3rd Charise Randell from http://charisecreates.blogspot.com
*   Project: Make up kit and shoe bag from Girls’ Night Out collection
      November 7th Amy Friend from http://duringquiettime.com
*   Project: Table runner with blocks from Fruits collection
      November 5th Leila from http://wheretheorchidsgrow.blogspot.com
*   Project: Tea Cozy from Tea Time Collection
      November 12th Caroline from www.sewcanshe.com
*   Project: Tote or pouch with appliqué block
      November 10th Faith Jones from www.freshlemonquilts.com
*   Project: Mini quilt from Vehicle Collection
      November 14th Rashida Coleman-Hale fromhttp://iheartlinen.typepad.com

Have a lovely day!

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