Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sewed the right sides together to make a reversible curtain.

Monday, March 30, 2009

I gave the birds stick legs, some beaks and eyes! My stitches are not very nice but they will have to do!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I've appliqued six birds. Thinking of sewing the beak and feet using chain stitches. Maybe the eyes too!! I don't know yet!! LOL

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Made a bird template and I've cut some out on the fabrics. I will be making two tent-flap curtains and putting six birds on each curtain. I was thinking of flowers but I think the background motives are busy enough!! Maybe just some simple birds!! LOL

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tent-flap curtains

I found this fabric from Ikea and thought of incorporating some applique on it to make two tent-flap curtains. Tent-flap curtains are nice for this kind of fabric design because there are no folds on the curtains so the detail on the fabric can be used like a flat background. I don't know if my idea will turn out to be nice so just bear with me!! LOL

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Clothespin Bag No 5

This is bag no 5. I actually made this some time back and save it for times like this when I am a bit busy and have nothing to post!!!
Just a little info, my husband is getting better. Today, the doctor will harvest his stem cells and inject them into his knee. He will have to do this every week. I watched the whole procedure as the doctor insert a eight inch tube into his groin...errr I better not be too graphic!! LOL Anyways.. he is doing well!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

One finished bag!!!! Will be finishing the rest tomorrow....I hope!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Green Bag Lady Project

My sister called me three days ago to help her make some gift bags. I actually told her I don't have time cos of my husband's surgery (he's surgery took 5 1/2 hrs yesterday. he's doing great! went for his first physio today!) But I just couldn't let her down so I decided to go ahead and help her. I went online to search for a bag pattern and I came across this blog: greenbaglady.blogspot.com She is giving away fabric bags that she made to people. She wants people to stop using plastic bags. I thought it's a great idea and since her website provide the pattern for the bag...well.. why not? I decided to include a simple write up about doing our part for the enviroment and the bag pattern in the gift bags. Hope this project will catch on here in this part of the world!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Clothespin Bag No 4

Thought I'll post another one of the clothespin bag I made.
I will be busy again the next few weeks. Not on holiday though! My husband is going in for his fourth knee surgery. This time the doctor will put a donor ligament in. And inject stem cells after a week. He dreads the 4 hours of physiotherapy everyday that he has to do. This time the duration for his physio will be more than 8 weeks. So guess I will be doing applique blocks at the doctor's waiting room!!! ( I stay more than an hr's drive from the hospital so can't go home!!!)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Finished piecing the quilt top. I've added one border to it. It's a good idea sometimes to use lattice to enlarge a quilt without piecing extra blocks.

These are the lattice strips and the cornerstones. Decided to use only six blocks for the baby quilt.