Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I enlisted my niece, Andie, and my other two sisters to stuff the arms and bodies. I use fibrefill.
We put a pipe cleaner in the arm before filling it. This is to make the arm bend.
For the body, we add some pebbles. This is to give it some weight and also to make it stand better.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I found this pattern in a magazine (Fabrications Quilting for you- issue 56) while holidaying in London! When I came back, I had it photocopied and enlarged to the size stated in the magazine. I showed my sister the pattern and she suggested we make them!!LOL
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Yes!! I am making another kaleidoscope quilt!! It's not mine though! Doing it for my sister! LOL As of now, my only target is to cut and piece them into hexagons first!!
This fabric is by Kona Bay fabrics. Love the shades of blue and the colors of the birds really stand out.
Friday, November 21, 2008
This is one of the most interesting quilt that I have done! I used the same border fabric for the kaleidoscopes. I think most of the kaleidoscope quilts are like that or else you can't see the kaleidoscope effect! This quilt size is 92 x 100. Ermmm....How am I going to find time to quilt this??? LOL
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tried putting a few of the pieces together to see how the quilt look. No time to actually lay all the pieces on the floor to see the big picture. If I do that, I might as well sew them!! So I am still finding time to do both at the same time!! I think I have to put Lynda's quilt away. Didn't do much quilting on it!! Christmas is coming and I need to do a bit of 'spring cleaning' in my sewing room!! LOL
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Yes! My Christmas valance is up!! Made this last year. It was supposed to be blocks for my bed quilt but I decided otherwise! I wanted to join four blocks together to make Christmas wrealths. However, there were enough blocks to make 3 valances (one I gave to Noria) and a table runner!
Monday, November 3, 2008
I've made all the pieces for this quilt. The next thing to do is to lay them out before the final piecing can be done. This is because almost all the kaleidoscope blocks have slightly different color tones. Some have more red in them, some more pinks, some more greens! Just for info, there are 1632 triangles in this quilt!!! LOL
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This one is also very pretty! I would like to show off all the blocks but there are 173 of them! LOL If you have not tried making a kaleidoscope quilt, I hope this project of mine will inspire you!! I have to finish piecing all the Honey Bee blocks before I can carry on with this project. Last Monday, I managed to find the remaining fabrics to complete this project. Can't wait to finish this quilt!!!
This is one of the blocks I've done. It is interesting how a single fabric can have so many different patterns once you stack, cut and sew them together!! For this quilt, I made 173 blocks already and each one look different. Although there are so many blocks to sew, I finished sewing the blocks in just a few days because I can't wait to see how each of the individual block turn out!!
If you read my first posting in my blog, I mentioned I have a Stack N Whack project just waiting to be finished! This is my first project using this pattern. I went with my sister to a workshop in May. I picked this Christmas fabric. The cut is at a 60 degree angle and the triangles are 3 inches. Before cutting the fabric, you have to find the repeat of the pattern before deciding the degree angle and the triangle size. Then you have to stack the material on top of each other. For my pattern, I have to stack 6 layers.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Finished a Honey Bee block! I was busy with other things so I just find whatever time I have to at least make a sample block! I think it turn out quite nice! LOL I havent decide on the size of the quilt though! I didn't do a good job on the applique! I was doing this while waiting for my husband at the doctor's and I forgot to bring extra needles! The one I was using was quite blunt! (...ahemmm just an excuse for the bad applique)!! LOL
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I saw Quayquilter's Honey Bee quilt and was very taken with it!!! It's very beautiful. So I thought of adding this quilt pattern into my collection. I contacted Quayquilter and she told me that I might find the Honey Bee pattern online which I did through this website(www.mccallsquilting.com). As for the other applique blocks, I will just look through some books and magazines and hopefully come up with something!! These are the fabrics I bought for the project.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
This is Haminah's quilt. She completed it today. I like the way it turned out! Soooo sweet! The Cross Country blocks bring out the color of the quilt. It is interesting to see quilts of the same pattern but made with different color combination. Does anyone out there have the same quilt pattern?? Would really love to see your masterpiece!!! LOL
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Made the dresses for the country dormouse. Simple dresses which can be taken out for wash once in a while. I've also made the arms detachable. I used big safety pins to attach them onto the dresses. The arms are stuff with cotton so I don't think washing them is advisable. Maybe if it's fibrefil then it's ok. I haven't got round to stuffing the other 4 dormouse! But I've already made the bags of pebbles and the bottom plates. Must find some time to do it! LOL
Sunday, October 5, 2008
I've added eyes, nose and whiskers for the dormouse. The original pattern has a tail but I didnt want to make it because it will be covered by the dress eventually. I dont see the need to make it!! I've seen the tail and I can tell you it's a big job to stuff it!! LOL.. I think all of us do that sometimes..change a bit of the original pattern!!
Saturday, October 4, 2008
After cutting out the patterns and sewing them together, the hard part is stuffing it!!! I like to use cotton rather than synthetic stuffing. To make the dormouse as a doorstop, sew a small bag and fill it with marbles or pebbles. Put it in the dormouse and sew the bottom up. It should be heavy as it is a doorstop!