Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I had to rearrange my sewing room again! At this present moment, it's in a mess! I have decided to move the Swiftquilter into the tv room! The tv room is where I multi task! Watch tv, blog and do some sewing! My private domain!! LOL I moved the Janome into the tv room after I set up the Swiftquilter in the sewing room and I found out that it's not conducive for me to work from there because all the things I need are inside the room! I need my sewing materials to be within reach!! I don't know how I managed to get this far with the project. I have been in and out of the sewing room when I needed something or another! By tomorrow I should be able to piece all of them into blocks. I wanted to do them today but I stopped and started to rearrange the two rooms! At least I managed to get the tv room sorted out first! Need to get rid of the hi-fi stand and the big table!!! LOL

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I was in Singapore a couple of days ago and did not have time to go to my usual haunting ground.... Spotlight! The trip was just too short! Arrived in the evening, had a superb dinner made by my sister in honor of my cousin. Haven't seen him in years! The next day, went to Wheelock Place because hubby wanted to check out the Apple store. On my way to there, I found a shop which sell MBT shoes!! Woohoo, bought a pair of sandals!! That was my consolation for not being able to go to Spotlight!! LOL

Right back to the sewing board! Attached the white strips onto the squares. I am really taking my time making this quilt!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Today, I joined all the triangles to make squares. Then I ironed and trimmed all the edges off.

After that I sat down and wrote down a list of backlog projects! My niece is bugging me for her quilt, one sister is waiting for her laptop bag, another sister brought 2 quilts for machine quilting....I can go on and on and on....LOL

Monday, April 19, 2010

These have been ironed, cut and trimmed! One more white triangle to be added to make a big triangle. I will join all these with the printed animal fabric to make squares. I am glad I can use some of the fat quarters from my collection. Been hoarding quite a bit of fabric and somehow not putting them into good use!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The fun part is sewing the pieces together! I like to cut out all the pieces before I start sewing. So if I am making a big quilt, out come my calculator. I'll be cutting, counting, cutting, counting... LOL Sometimes I do miscalculate! I don't mind if I cut more but when I find I have less...LOL

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I did not have time to really get a good start on this project! I wished I've got more hands.....LOL Today, I found some time to cut the triangles, rectangles and squares. I like patterns without odd shapes!

Oh, for info, if you are out shopping at Mid Valley, go to Borders. I bought a patchwork book which I thought is really a good buy at only RM14.90! The title is 200 quilt blocks to mix and match by Davina Thomas. What I like about it is the selection of block combinations and some guidance on choice of colors to create and design a quilt. I love quilt books!! LOL

Monday, April 12, 2010

Ducks and Ducklings

Everyone has a favorite quilt block book. I bought mine some time ago from Borders and I really love it! The title is Marsha McCloskey's Block Party. There are 120 different patterns for 9 inch quilt blocks. I have mixed and match some of these patterns for my quilts. Today, I decided on Ducks and Ducklings pattern for a baby quilt. The main fabric will be the baby animal print. I have chosen 5 fat quarters to brighten up the quilt! Will see how they turn out later!!