Thursday, September 30, 2010

More clothespin bags!!

Made 24 clothespin bags for a jumble sale this weekend at the church. I started it last week. It was a last minute decision. Found some fabric, sat down and started cutting out the patterns. It took me longer than expected to get all these done. I needed an extra pair of hands to help me sew the buttons so I recruited my friend, Haminah. We completed the work this afternoon and even had time to visit a friend!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Geri Doll

Made this doll for Geraldine. I was babysitting her for the first time and I asked her if she would like a doll. I gave her a book to look through and she chose this. I think the process of making the doll really intrigue her! She got to see how it is made from scratch!
Today, I am back to doing quilting on my Swiftquilter! Lots and lots of quilting to do!! LOL

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tulips N Anemones

I have just completed these four corner blocks. Took me more than a year to do it! Last June, I managed to complete 10 blocks for the sides of the quilt. As I said, this is my 'while waiting' project!! I bring this with me if I know I have to wait for people......take this out and before you know it, time will just fly by!! Time well spent, don't you agree???.........LOL

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fickle minded!!

A few months ago, I machine quilted this Jacobean quilt. When I took it out of the cupboard today to do the binding, I look at it and decided I really do not like the multi color thread I had used. It actually made the quilt look very busy. I was going to hang this quilt on the wall at the staircase landing and would have to look at it everyday so I decided to redo the whole quilt!!! I started the unpicking process already so this will add on to my busy, busy sewing schedule!! LOL

Monday, September 6, 2010

Grandmother's Flower Garden

This is one of the best loved vintage quilt pattern. Many people, including me, dare not even try to make a quilt from this pattern. It is a labor intensive quilt pattern. First of all, you have to cut out hexagon templates. Then a piece of fabric will be folded over the template and basted down. The hexagon pieces are then whipstitched together. The result is a quilt top pieced by hand!!

This beautiful quilt was made by my husband's Godmother (pic). Aunty Theresa used scraps she took from her tailor. These are mostly scraps from baju melayu thus the beautiful colors which are great for this quilt. The fabric are of different mix as well. Silk, polyester silk, satin etc.. The difference between this quilt and a 100% cotton quilt is the puffiness of the hexagon pieces. They look like they have already been quilted all around!!!

I am proud to say I am the owner of this beautiful piece of work! Thank you, Aunty Theresa!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I had fun playing with this machine!!! As this is NOT my machine, I had to read the manual first so that I don't accidentaly 'hurt' it!! I thought, just for practice, I'll do a simple design with not too many thread colors. The outcome is the design on the right. I found this wording in a quilt magazine and thought I can try make something out of it later. I used two colored thread for it. Took an hour to embroider it. This machine is meant for embroidery only. The other machine that I am also looking into is the Janome Memory Craft 1100!! It can quilt, sew and embroider!!! LOL