福 (Fu) - This Chinese word is the most popular and auspicious word used throughout the Lunar New Year celebrations. It means happiness, blessing and good fortune.
Many Chinese households decorate the homes with this word and keep it up all year long. These decorations are replaced every new year. Interestingly, people display this word upside down on their door or window with the belief that more blessings and good fortune has ‘arrived’. This is because the word upside down pronounced in Chinese sounds like ‘arrive’.
Ring in the new year with the New Year Blessings mini quilt pattern. Turn your final project into throw cushion covers, a wall or door hanging.
- Mini size— 20'' x 20''
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Want to make something extra for the Lunar New Year? Happy Sew Lucky and I have joined forces to create the Lunar Zodiac Quilt. It’s a combination of my traditionally pieced New Year Blessings mini quilt, surrounded by all 12 foundation paper pieced zodiac animals designed by Berene.
The zodiac animal block patterns are available from Happy Sew Lucky’s online store - both individually and as a 14 combo pack - and the New Year Blessings mini quilt pattern which is incorporated in the centre of the quilt design is available from The Weekend Quilter’s online store.
Between September 29, 2022 and October 31, 2022, $10 CAD from sale of the 14 zodiac animal quilt block combo pack by Berene will be donated to organizations that support Asian communities in Vancouver, Canada (i.e. Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice and explorASIAN Festival) and $2 USD from each New Year Blessings mini quilt pattern will go to Think!Chinatown (New York, Manhattan based).
For more information about the collaboration and the design, and to download the FREE Lunar Zodiac Quilt assembly instructions, click here.
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Pattern is intended for personal use only. Finished items cannot be produced for sale. Do not reproduce, distribute or replicate any part of this pattern without written permission from the author.
Quilt pattern is non-refundable or exchangeable.
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