Apr 15, 2019

{Easter Quilt} Golden Bunny Applique Quilt

I've been working on this Easter quilt for last 2 months, 

It's finally finished!  Hooray!

Ta-da~!!  It's Golden Bunny Applique Quilt!


When do you feel like "Spring is here"?

I love when flowers are starting blooming, grass getting greener, and also when Lindt's Golden Bunnys are lined up at the Easter section at stores!  

I love their cute round shape bunnies in classy goldren color wrap and they are so yummy!!
Ahh... I love Lindt's chocolate...

I wanted to make an another Easter quilt, and this one I wanted to enjoy all about pastel colors and bunnies, so here it is!




First I wanted to see how the applique will work, so I made this small wall quilt!

I thought it is pretty cute, I like it!



I found this golden stretchy vinyl-like fabric at local Walmart's remnant section.  
Probably like $3 for a half yard.  Very economic!

Before I cut out it in to a bunny shape, I put light interfacing on the back of the golden fabric, so it won't stretch too much while I'm working on appulique.

 I place the real Golden Bunny chocolate on the fabric, and traced around it on the freezing paper. (I can't find the picture, sorry!)  Using it as a template, I cut out the bunny shape from the golden fabric.

 Snipped along the curb around the bunny 1/4" each or so.


 I put Tacky Glue on the back of bunny, and place on the tops which it's already quilted.
 Using rollers, paste it nice and flat...

 Then start applique on the quilt. 

Adding a ribbon around bunny's neck.

Ta-da~~!




For the 9 panel-quilt, I used the same template I made at the beginning.  In th esame method, this time I made the quilt top. Panels with bunnies, then pieced them together with sashing.


I did stippling quilt around the bunny.

I used this cute daisy flower template from Silesian Quilt.

And I LOVE how these daisies turned out on the outer boarder!!

I usually use cloth pins to hand the quilt at backyard, but it was too heavy and the win?d were so strong, they didn't hold the quilt enough.

So I go this 2.50 clearanced rod at Walmart, lol
 Looks good, yeah?


Of course our daughter joins to the picture time!

She has been into princess dress!! She has been wearing this Rapunzel dress every. single. days...  

 Holding chocolate bunny <3


We are doing some gardening this spring!  In planters!  Moving-friendly lol.

And of course, the golden bunny was eaten by these little people...
 Peeled...
 Bitten...
Feast!!
"We ate it!!"


Happy Easter to all!!

Mar 6, 2019

{Easter Quilt] He Is Risen


Hello all :)

It's freezing cold in Southwest Oklahoma here!

I can't wait the spring to come.  Stores started to sell Easter and gardening items, just the weather is not cooperating well!


Since trees and flowers are not blooming yet ( Seriously, all I see is brown grass and naked branches right now.), I wanted to make something nice that makes me feel good about this coming spring.

So I thought that starting off with an Easter quilt would be nice!


But I didn't want to go with regular Easter motifs. 

I wanted to make something unique! 

Growing up as a Christian, the Easter is not only egg hunts and Easter Bunny, but also it's a celebration of Jesus Christ's resurrection. 


So I thought  "Hey, how about we go back to the origin of Easter?"

Therefore I designed this paper-piecing quilt pattern.  

I can say that I am very happy how it came out!


It took extra time and caution to design Christ quilt block.

 I wanted the pattern to be simple as possible, so the other quilters will enjoy making this block, but also I didn't want to Christ looks too "comically" or "cheesy".  

Well I did my best. :) I think I balanced out well! ;D


I also want to quilt it in simple look.
I thought cloud look would be nice...

So I used our daughter's favorite Elsa glass too draw the cloud-look curve lines. :D

I used a walking foot to quilt, it was hard to follow the curbs with it...
..Can you see how I'm bad to follow the "right path"?

I'm glad the ink is water soluble!


I left the cloud out of Christ's face, instead of I quilted stitch n' ditch around his head part of shoulders. 

   This quilt is about Christ's resurrection, I needed to put "the print of the nail" on the design.

Guys, my heart was heavy when I was working on his nail marks.
I can't imagine how much pain he had to suffer for our sins.

But at the same time, I found how much grateful I am for what he done for us.


In our home, we have pictures of Christ, to remember him and remind who we are, everyday.
We go church every Sunday as a family to take sacrament, also teach, learn and serve each other.

I am grateful for living as a Christen.
 I am so bless to know Jesus Christ's Gospel and the purpose in life on this earth.
I love finding eternal joy and happiness though his teaching. 
I am grateful that we can overcome our weakness or challenges throw his atonement and blessing.

I really didn't meant to make this pattern and quilt to preach my belief or

but if it helps to bring you (or your family or friends who is going to receive your quilt!) to feel Christ and his love closer,  that will makes happy! <3

(If you are interested to learn more, visit www.ComeUntoChrist.org :D)

Ohh Don't let me forget, 

He Is Risen PDF Pattern is now available on my Etsy shop (Click Here)

Hope you will enjoy your spring quilting with hope, joy, and peace!

~Mitchie

Feb 1, 2019

{FREE PATTERN} Acupuncture Pin Cushion

Hi all!!  

This is Mitchie of Miso Quilty :)

Thank you for visiting my blog!


A couple of days ago, I was thinking to make a pin cushion.

A pin cushion, something cute and funny that makes people grin :)

I love to make people laugh!   We all need humors in our life, don't we? :)


And I wanted to make something with Far East taste, since I am Japanese and I love our Asian culture.

So, here is it!

Acupuncture Pin Cushion!
Ouch! or "Mmm~ feels so good."


I used EQ8 to design the top FPP block.

I picked some cute scraps from my stash bin, (fun part!)

and started making the first one.

Then I posted my finished pin cushion on Facebook quilting group.

Ta-da~~!!

I loved the reactions from other quilters!

"LOL so funny!!" 

"Creative!"

but the half of comments are like

"I thought it's a voodoo doll, stubbing someone from back, LOL!"

......Seriously, dear quilters!!? LOL!! 


Some quilters were asking me for where they can find the pattern,

which makes me sooo HAPPY! 

I was dancing in my head saying "Ohhh my goodness! They like my pattern"! 


I was not thinking about publish the pattern for this one.

So I made another pin cushion last night, to measure everything and write it down.

Ta-da~!  Red version!
 I think it turned out pretty!


It's funny that sometimes we get more positive reactions from audience when you weren't trying to get them!

Like, I spent so much time and effort on this new meal recipe for family, but my husband and our kids are like; 

"Meh."

But when you make something without recipe, using whatever leftover things in the fridge, they say;

"WOW, this is really good!  Can you make this again?"


I love when this happens, it tells me that my creative instinct is still good! ;)


And of course, this pin cushion can be made from your leftover fabric!

Now I am pleased to announce;





Thank you so much for the quilters those gave me the positive AND hilarious feedback! 

Hope everyone came to visit here will enjoy the pattern.

Love, xoxox

Mitchie Brown




P.S. Please share your finished project! 

Use #AcupuncturePinCushion !

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And FB page "Miso Quilty."

Jan 27, 2019

Choco Dipped Strawberry Quilt

Holiday Season is finally over,  what's next?
ホリデーシーズンもおわって、次は

Valentine's Day = CHOCOLATES!!
バレンタインデー =チョコレート!!

I LOVE chocolates.  That's my weakness.
チョコレート大大大好きです。チョコレートホイホイがあれば、捕まってしまう自信あります。

I could keep eating them all day long.
一日中チョコレート三昧できます。したいです。

But I won't because my body thinks it's not so a good idea...
しないですけどね...(笑)体に悪そうだから...


Thinking about Valentine's, I realized that we don't have any Valentine's theme quilt.
そう考えると、バレンタインデーのキルトってうちにないなぁって気づきました。

So I decided to make one with my favorite Valentine's Day treat.
そういうわけで、私の大好きなバレンタインデーのお菓子をテーマに、キルトを作りましたよ。

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry!! 
チョコがけ苺!

Ta-da~!
じゃ~ん!


I used EQ8 to design the strawberry paper piecing blocks.
EQ8を使って、チョコ苺のペーパーピーシングパターンを作りました。


And made them in three different chocolates.
そして三種類のチョコレート苺を作りました。

 White chocolate (my fave!)
ホワイトチョコレート (大好き)

 Dark chocolate (my fave, too!)
ダークチョコレート (これも大好き!)

...and Milk chocolate (yup, my fave. lol)
ミルクチョコレート (もちろん、大好き。笑)

I made 9 total blocks to make a small size quilt.
全部で9枚のブロックでキルトを作りました。

I picked this cute strawberry fabric for backing,  and B & W stripes for binding.
可愛いイチゴ柄がバッキングで、白黒ストライプをバインディングにしました。

Basting on the dining table...  Dishes can wait! LOL
食卓でベースティング...。台所にお皿が溜まってるけど、気にしない!後でやろう~~(笑)

The quilt has been dubbed.  
Now it became one of our family quilt, officially!! LOL
そうしてる間に、キルトに爵位をいただきました。
これで正式にファミリーキルトの仲間入りです(笑)



I added "creamy" line-like wave quilting on the chocolate.
キルトティングは、チョコレート上にはクリーミーな感じのウェーブ、

And tiny-leaves quilting on the strawberry.
It looks like a bunch of tiny hears too ;)
葉っぱには小さい葉模様をキルティングしました。小さいハートが重なってるようにも見えるかな^^

 Back ground is simple stippling.  
バックグラウンドにはシンプルなスティップリング。

Backing is so cute!!
苺のバッキングがとても可愛いです!!

So the binding.  I thought the B & W would be a good accent on the quilt, 
But because of watching Octonaunt on Netflix with our tiny people, 
(EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.)
バインディングなんですが。白黒が良いアクセントになるかなと思ったのですが、
ここ最近、子供番組"オクトナント" (海中の生き物とアドベンチャーがテーマ)をちびっ子達とNetflixで毎日観てるせいか

I can't help myself seeing the B&W as sea snakes... !
どうしても白黒ストライプが、ウミヘビにしか見えない...!

Then I thought, 
で、ふと思いました。

"Hey, maybe I could make a sea snake theme quilt!"
"あ、もしかしたらウミヘビテーマのキルトとか作ろうかな!"

That's how my inspirations works ;)
こうやって、新しいインスピレーションが生まれたりします。^^


It was very nice and warm outside today, 
a perfect day to take photo of the quilt in our back yard, 
今日はとても良い暖かい天気でしたので、庭で出来上がったキルトの写真を撮るにはピッタリでした。

so for the children to running around!
子供達が走り回るにもパーフェクト!
 Our first thing to do after coming back from Church is 
changing out clothes from church dress to regular comfy clothes!
日曜日、教会から帰ってきて一番最初にすることは
服を普段着に着替えること!

Obviously, our daughter came out straight to outside.
見るからに着替えないでそのまま外庭に来ちゃった人がいますね...(笑)

Today he took an honor to hold the finished quilt!
今日はお兄ちゃんにキルトを掲げてもらいました!

She was more into eating a candy she got.  LOL
一方で末娘はキルトには見向きもせず、教会でもらったキャンディを食べるのに夢中(笑)

Here's the smile!
笑顔いただき!

They reminds me that the most sweet and dearest thing ever 
on the earth is FAMILY.
こうしてみると、この世で一番何よりもスィートで愛おしいのは、家族なんだなぁと改めて気づきます。  

They are the best Valentine's Day gift for me!
私にとって家族は一番のバレンタインデーギフトです!

(...Although I can still enjoy some yummy chocolates too!
Just making it clear, you know ;D )
(あっでも、チョコレートはもらえるなら、喜んで、もらっちゃいます!そこのところは重要!!笑)


チョコ苺キルトのパターンはEtsyで買うことができます。

If you are interested to make one, the pattern is available on my Etsy shop.
このキルトに興味のあるかたは、私のEtsyショップでパターンを販売していますので、ぜひどうぞ。

Hope you will enjoy it!  
楽しんで作っていただければ嬉しいです!



Mitchie
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Jan 3, 2019

Lucky Piggy quilt pattern is here!


Happy New Year 2019!
新年あけましておめでとうございます。


I made this "Lucky Pig" quilt and pattern to start a good new year :)
今年初めてのキルトとパターン、”ラッキーピッグ” (幸運のブタ)です。

And we are getting snow today!!  Kids are just so excited!!
今日は雪が降っています!子供たちは大喜び



Pig and four-leaf clovers are my new favorite lucky charm.
ブタと四つ葉のクローバーは、私の新しいお気に入りのラッキーチャームです。

Last a couple of years we were in Germany, and when it gets close to New Years, 
they start showing up at every stores we go.  
 去年2年前はドイツに住んできたのですが、新年近くになるとこのブタとクローバーのモチーフグッズがお店に並び始めるのを見ました。


They call it "glücksschwein"= good luck pig, it's a sweet treat made by marzipan
グリュックシュベイン=そのまま幸運のブタ、っていって、マジパンで作られたお菓子として売られてたり

The Pig with four-leaf clovers thigs are also on a lot of daily home décor items, they had mini figures, on mugs, and stickers... it's so cute!
いろんなデコレーションアイテムになってました。ミニ置物とか、マグカップの柄とか、シールが出たり。可愛い~~のがいっぱい!

I don't know why I didn't bring any of them back from there... I wish I did!
今思えば、なんで買わなかったんだろう~~涙、ってちょっと後悔!


So I wanted to bring a little Germany at home, and here is it :)
それなので、ちょっとしたドイツの新年気分を家にもってきました^^




And my FMQ is slightly getting better and better!
フリーモーションも少しずつ慣れてきたかな~
I quilted along the flowers on the ears, and did some floral and ribbon.
みみの花部分に沿ってキルティングして、お花とリボンぽいキルトラインを入れました。


Hardest part for me as making 16 of clover blocks!
一番大変だったのは、16枚のクローバーの部分。
Echoing petals on the clovers クローバーの葉にエコーペタルをキルティング。



Overall I am pretty happy about the finished quilt!
全体的に、とても可愛いキルトになったと思います!


And 2019 is Year of Pig, isn't it prefect?  ;)
日本ではイノシシ年なんですけどね笑、中国、英語だとブタの年にもなるらしいです。
ちょっとこじつけ~~笑


The pattern is available at my new etsy shop!
(Yes I moved my shop from Crafty.)
パターンは私の新しいEtsyのお店で購入できるようになってます。
(Craftyから移動しました。) 


Hope everyone is enjoying your new years!
みなさんもよい新年をお過ごしください。
(P.S. I can't wait our kids will go back to school!!!)
本当のところ、子供たちの学校が早く始まってほしい・・・笑


Mitchie