Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rolling out Roses and Romance

Unfolding my pride and joy...

I finally finished the batting and the backing.

The front... and now the back :-)

Will be leaving anytime soon for the new home in Singapore.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Roses and Blues

Here is the second project of 3 that I mentioned in my last post. Actually, this piece was started last year but I got distracted half-way! So yesterday I thought I would try to at least finish up piecing everything together. The going was better than expected and I managed to get all the borders done :-)

This quilt, in lovely shades of blue, beige and green, is worked round the darker rose print. I wanted to try sashing again but dreaded the extra work so I had the blocks joined up into bigger blocks of four first. This makes much lighter work as there is less sashing involved. The final product turned out pretty neat and I am more than pleased.

When the whole works is done, I intend to put this into littlemissmuffetscloset. Meanwhile, I must learn the art of "letting go". I tend to get a tad too attached to all my "babies" :-( Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I need a looong holiday

... to catch up on all my projects. Wishful thinking, I know :-( You see, while tidying up (or trying to, at least) my sewing corner, I noticed the 2 scrappy quilts I started some time ago that urgently need my attention. However at the moment, I'm working on 3 really exciting projects so I've had to make a mental note to come back to them later. What's taking up all my attention, you ask? Here, let me show you my latest "latest" - waiting to be pieced together :-)

Don't you just love the colour combination? Needless to say it was love at first sight the minute I saw the rose print in the shop. I found the unusual pastel blue-green dotty material among my stash and decided to use it because it gave such an interesting contrast to the light peachy fabrics I used. Even the simple gingham had its role. And in case you think it was a breeze for me here, I assure you I had had to work on it for several days. In fact, my initial blocks didn't come out the way I wanted and had to be recycled so look what I churned out...

This pretty patchwork tote is now sitting in the blogshop http://littlemissmuffetscloset.blogspot.com my daughter set up recently. Do feel free to pop over for a visit. You might want to take her (and other goodies) home ;-)

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Back in action

I know... I'm kinda behind in all my projects. I've really been bogged down by school work of late. Then, with dad suddenly taken ill two weeks ago, I've also had much on my mind and crafts just wasn't part of that picture. Thank goodness he's now on the road to recovery and to celebrate that, let me share with you the other half of my hoard (as promised)...

Now, what do you say to this? Pretty huh? Of course, I DID try not to give in to impulsive shopping but I guess I didn't resist too hard because the next thing I knew I was walking out of the shop grinning from ear to ear. As if that wasn't enough, I went out a day later and added these cookie jars!

I know, I'm incorrigible :-)

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