Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Peachy Rosy Quilt

Finally, another quilt completed... This one is the result of many added hours of stolen time, nap time plus a few sleepless nights :-) Well, when one is working, one has no choice but to make some sacrifices. Anyway, that is how I "make" time for my passion (obsession, my better half calls it!)

I've purposely made the quilt bigger than the standard single so this one measures a good 150cm X 186cm... should cover every inch of the body... with enough to throw over the head for those who sleep with the lights on (LOL!!!)

And now, it's time to release my baby into littlemissmuffet's care... Feeling a little pensive of course but I know whoever adopts her will love her just as much as I do, if not more.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Pumpkins anyone?

If you have been following my blog, you will remember I was down with the pumpkin bug a few months back. Hah! Have a look at this...

I decided to make a pumpkin pincushion again this morning... to complement the etui box of course. The only problem was I ran out of the checks. Hence, the maroon suede for the bottom half :-)

What do you think of this? I just so adore the vintage rose print voile, don't you? I hope I can bare to part with this when the time comes! Hmmmm... perhaps, I should think about duplicating this... seriously (LOL!) Then again, maybe not in the near future. I just may not have the time as the school mid-year break is coming very quickly to a close. There's just so much to do before term starts again. Well, we'll see.....

Thanks for dropping by. Have a good week :-)

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Holiday project

I had always wanted to make another etui box ever since I successfully completed one last year. What held me back was of course the fiddleliness (if there's ever such a word... LOL!) which can equate to several hours of frustration, sweat and tears! Well, with the holidays here, I just had to give it another go :-)

First, I rummaged through my stash and found this very delicate rose print voile - just the thing to give it that vintage look :-) Then, I matched that up with a peachy check for the inside. After what seemed like endless hours, this etui box was birthed!

This time, I made a square-based box instead of the earlier pentagon-shaped one. Of course, this saved me some time but the main reason of course was the fact that I wanted a different outcome. Not bad, right?

I must say I love it... love it, love it, love it..... but do another? Hmmm... what do you think I''m thinking? LOL!!!

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Recycling test blocks

HELLO THERE! Look what I made today... another patchwork bag for littlemissmuffetscloset. This is so trendy with jeans and will be a great carry-all for those casual weekend outings. I used two of the test blocks from my Roses & Blues quilt project and added some vintage lace as an after thought.

This is my third attempt at fabric bags and although I enjoyed working at it and am thoroughly satisfied with the outcome, I would like to try something other than the tote for my next bag project. I sure wish there were classes here that can teach me how to make some nice dinner or party clutches... Well, until one comes along, looks like you will be seeing more totes in future - at least in different shapes and sizes I hope (LOL)! Thanks for dropping by.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Disappearing 9-patch square

While visiting blogs a few weeks ago, I came across the Disappearing 9-patch tutorial by Rachel Griffith. I had seen this pattern on quite a few quilters' projects before and had been wanting to try it but those numerous rectangles and squares just kind of put me off. So I was pleasantly surprised by the simple instructions but great outcome. Thanks a bunch Rachel :-)

Naturally, I was also eager to try out the block on a finishing. A quilt was out of the question as that would take months... at least for me (LOL)... and what I wanted was instant gratification! And so..... this was the result after some head-scratching :-)

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