Friday, April 25, 2014

Dresden Photo Frames for Patchwork Tsushin No.180


I made these photo frames for my baby diary no.3 for Patchwork Tsushin magazine. This is my favorite project I've made for it because I so needed some cute frames to showcase monthly photos of Honoka :)


It was quite easy to put together, so I was able to finish them pretty quickly! I can hardly believe she is already 9 months old! I am looking forward to making more of these.


Along with the photo frames, I made this color cube. It will help me teach Honoka colors. Until she is old enough to understand the colors, she can play it by pulling the tabs. Babies love those!


And here are two blocks for the QAL for the baby quilt. I am quite looking forward to putting together this quilt although I don't know if anyone is following it lol.
 This is a newest issue of Patchwork Tsushin (No.180). Everything is in Japanese, but many projects' instructions come with step-by-step illustrations. I had many friends asking me if there is English translation to my bag I made for the last issue. If you ever need simple translation help, I would be more than happy to help you out. Just shoot me email! I have Patchwork Tsushin No.180 available in my Etsy shop here.

Featured artists include Suzuko Koseki and Atsuko Matsuyama.


 I hope you have a great weekend!!

64 comments:

  1. Oh Ayumi, look at Honoka! Such a big girl now and even more gorgeous!

    Love your projects, and yes, I am still following your QAL, even if I'm not up to date.....but if you are making new blocks, I'm ready to get going again! It's one of my favourite ever projects!

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  2. Your daughter looks adorable!

    Love your latest designs too :)

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  3. Love those frames, and great idea with the cube and the blocks. Very cute recipient too :o)

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  4. Such inspiring projects again! I love the cube idea for teaching colours. Would it be ok for me to use your idea and make one for my daughter?

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  5. I LOVE those frames, but I can't get use any of the links in your post. Any ideas? Also, any possibility that all these projects might be published in a book (in English) when your column finishes?

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    1. Thank you!! I don't know why the links didn't work. Several people purchased the magazine from both links, so I think they are both working. Maybe you can try again from a different computer?
      I doubt it will be published in a book in English unfortunately. It would be so cool though!

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  6. is it possible to fall over from an excess of cute? I think so!

    I LOVE your dresden frames. Quite keen on dresden plates at the moment, although I've been making the pointy ones, cos they are easier to sew - big cheat!

    and the cubes.

    and of course Little Miss H.

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  7. Such a beautiful baby! I love your patchwork creations.

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  8. All of the projects are just so sweet. I love the baby shoes paper pieced block and the frames in particular. And the baby...well...it goes without saying that she is just the sweetest thing ever.

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  9. Everything is so sweet but especially your baby girl!!

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  10. What a lovely post with beautiful projects and your loveliest creation of all, baby H

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  12. Oh Ayumi! Your projects are totally edible! And baby Honoka has changed so much! She's as beautiful as can be. Like mama like daughter!

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  13. Gorgeous projects, your daughters quilt is so pretty ( as is your daughter) and I spy a rather love Posie Gets Cozy rabbit....I'm off to explore your Etsy shop. Sarah xo

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  14. The frames are so beautiful, as is Honoka! Such a sweet idea. I can't believe how fast time flies!

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  15. I love the frames, the block and the pp blocks! you are so creative. ;p

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  16. The cutest frames for the cutest model!! xxx

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  17. Oh what a cutie! Doesn't time fly! Loving your Dresden frames - great idea! Jxo

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  18. I love the number tape on the side which indicates which month and how old your daughter is.
    Fun idea.

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  19. Beautiful projects! I am a new subscriber (and a recent sewer), but I'd love to make a similar style cube for a friend's child - it's such an inspired idea..... Perhaps I've missed something from a previous post, but has a set of instructions been published for the cube? or perhaps it's in the Zakka book? I'd be very grateful for information on this!

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    1. Thank you for asking about the cube! The instruction is in the magazine called Patchwork Tsushin No.180. It's written in Japanese, but I'd be happy to help you translate!

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  20. Love the frames would like to know if there is a pattern we could buy

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  21. I just shared Honoka's pictures with my Mom and she fell in love with her too :) Will we be able to buy the baby quilt pattern at some time in the future? It kills me that I can't get all the magazines...

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  22. Who is conducting the quilt along with the paper pieced baby quilt? I adore those!

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  23. Eeeek! Ayumi, those projects are adorable! Of course, it helps that you have such a sweet photo model;) Can't wait for my copy of the mag to arrive!

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  24. Oh!!!! Those frames are the most adorable project ever! And your picture of Honoka, well I just want to kiss those cheeks so badly. She will be almost 4 by the time I meet her and I can't wait!!!!

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  25. Those frames might be the most adorable thing I have seen in ages, apart from Honoka, of course!!

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  26. Hi Ayumi! This post is absolutely adorable! Honoka is such a cutie! And the photo frames and cube and blocks for the baby quilt, too :)

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  27. Adorable frames and adorable baby too!

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  28. Everything you make, Ayumi, is so pretty! And Honoka is so cute :)

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  29. Oh my goodness, so cute! Your daughter, the projects! Makes me wish my fellas were still little... perhaps I'll squirl away this project for grandbabies one day. Seeing as they just became teenagers, let's hope that doesn't happen to soon though ;)

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  30. Lovely to see your projects up close! That is the sweetest picture of her on the pink tumbler quilt with Miss Bunny next to her!

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  31. I was looking for where your Quilt along is? Those blocks are adorable.

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    1. Thank you for asking, Cindy! It is in the magazine. I have a stroller block in No.178 and a penguin wind-up block and rompers block in No.179.

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  32. Oh your baby girl is so cute! This is the first time I've read your blog in AGES...since making some of your bento bags a few years ago, not on purpose of course! I recognise your daughter's beautiful little dress. Is it from a Japanese pattern book...I can't remember which one as I've lent some out, but I do remember making that same dress for my slightly bigger daughter a few years ago. I love your version. And it goes without saying that your other crafty stuff is pretty cool too.

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  33. What a great idea Ayumi! Your work is beautiful and I'd love to see a picture of all 12 when they're done. (Are you going to do all 12?!?!) I have heard of Patchwork Tsushin, but have never purchased a copy. I do have a lot of Japanese handbag, accessories and home/life books in my studio that with the help of a translation app on my iTouch I can translate some of the information :) Congrats on the great work! Cindy

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  34. Rosemary B here:
    I am so happy to get this email blog update today!
    Honoka is so beautiful. What a cutie little girl flower!
    I love these frames, what a perfect idea. I love it!
    and the blocks..... I hope hope hope to make these one day..... haha
    the baby quilt blocks are so cute. I love them. I would do that quilt, but oh myy I have to finish what I am doing now and I am drowninggggg in sewing projects.

    Thank you for the book prize. I LOVE IT! and the fabric is BEAUTIFUL, oh my,
    You are just the sweetest girl I know.
    I hope the bus trip went smoothly with not too many tears from -- mom or dad haha
    Love always, Rosemary

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  35. Oh, Ayumi! Look at your beautiful girl!! Those photo frames and the color cube are just too sweet. I love everything you do . . . you know that. Hope you are well, my friend!

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  36. Those photo frames are lovely!!

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  37. so great Ayumi, it's all darling. And Honoka is getting so big!!!! She's so sweet. Hugs to you and your fam!

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  38. I just love these Ayumi!! I hope that I can make one sometime. I didn't realize that this was a sew a long of sorts in the magazines. I will take a closer look!! Thanks for all you do for the quilting world!

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  39. Honoka is adorable, as are the frames you made for her photos.Where does the time go?

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  40. Did you stop posting tutorials? Aww...I loved them so much!!!

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    1. I have been a bit too busy to write tutorials lately. I hope to get back to writing some more tutorials when I can.

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    2. I'm so happy to hear that! Keep sewing! :)

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  41. Your ideas are pretty and great as always. And those photo frames idea? Soooo adorable!! May I use your frame idea? I want to make one for my daughter. Many thanks before.

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    1. Thank you! Sure! Enjoy making a cute frame for your girl :)

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  42. Such a beautiful baby! She is a lucky girl to gave such a talented mom!

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  43. She is just SOOOOOO ADORABLE! and your work is just lovely...As ALWAYS:) Congratulations:)

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  44. Happy Mother's Day, Dear Ayumi! Honoka is the sweetest!!! Have a memorable day :)
    I can't get over how cute your baby projects for the magazine are, simply amazing in every way!!

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  45. Happy happy Mother's Day! Reading your blog and seeing all the pics of your beautiful daughter makes me miss having a baby in the house. My youngest is 14 going on 25! Lol Enjoy every minute because they do fly by fast. I was wondering if you would like some clothing patterns? I use to make my kids all their pajamas and the girls dresses and stuff. I have a wide variety of sizes and some haven't even been cut. I would hate to throw them out. I am in the states but I am used to mailing things to japan as my parents spent 7 beautiful years there for my dad's job. My moms favorite thing besides the brides and the politeness of the people were the cherry blossom trees. She would send me pics of how beautiful they were in full bloom. If your interested send me an address or if you know of anyone else that could use them. I need to clean out my craft room and make room for more fabric. Lol my email is craftingmomma07@gmail.com. I enjoy reading your blog and gain a lot of inspiration from it. You are truly blessed.

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  46. Oh my word, Ayumi! You're a mom! Wow! How wonderful! I haven't blogged in such a long time, and after a relocation from Texas to South Africa, I'm just now getting back into sewing and checking blogs for inspiration. Yours, of course, has been a favourite, and this is my first visit in quite a while. I can't wait to continue catching up. Congratulations (rather late)! :-)

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