Celebrate Spring with Matsuri!

I absolutely love my Matsuri collection and I knew instantly that I wanted to make a quilt in this collection, specifically as a present for my mother.  This year is her 65th birthday and I wanted to give her a special gift.  I know I’m a very lucky girl to be able to be in the position that I am, where I can create fabrics and then actually use them, so this will really mean so much to her!

She loves light and airy colors and textures, and this quilt (called Celebrate Spring) will fit in her bedroom so perfectly!  This is the largest quilt I’ve done to date, (and it’s not very large, but a great manageable size for me to do and to quilt myself).  I loved Melissa’s quilt pattern because of the design layout, as well as the fact that it is borderless.  I chose to do the quilting in a way that plays back to the design of one of the prints “Tranquil Stream”, a simple wonky wavy line, done completely by eye.  I really loved how the whole thing came out!  Now I just have to keep it under wraps until September!


  1. Trudy Lindemann - April 18, 2012

    It’s really pretty! I love this line as well. Something about the pink is what makes it really stand out and is unique for an Asian print.

  2. Catherine Zaring - April 18, 2012

    Beautiful quilt, beautiful daughter. :)

  3. MarciaW - April 18, 2012

    beautiful quilt

  4. Jenni Calo - April 18, 2012

    Thank you ladies!! :)

  5. Cindy - April 18, 2012

    Very pretty. Gives me ideas for my MIL who is from Hachinoe, Japan.

  6. karenthequilter - April 18, 2012

    Hope she doesn’t read this blog, or the cat’s out of the bag! Very pretty Jenni!

  7. Barb - April 18, 2012

    This is such a beautiful line of fabric…your mom will be thrilled!

  8. Jenni Calo - April 19, 2012

    Thank you! :) Yes, luckily for me my mom isn’t to savvy about following blogs…(at least not that I know of).

  9. elsa - April 20, 2012

    Really a lovely quilt ~ lucky Mom, wonderful daughter!

  10. Jenna - April 23, 2012

    Jenni I love the way these are photographed, it makes Matsuri look so luxurious and soft! I’m sure she will LOVE it!

  11. Lou Ann Bucheimer - April 25, 2012

    Oh Jenni, I so wish that my daughter or DIL’s knew how to sew, as I have a 75th coming up in August. Oh well, maybe I’ll just do something special for myself!!!