Monday, August 22, 2011

Gift for Niece 2

Here's the other quilt, all done up and ready to be delivered to its new owner...

I had worked this one in peach and browns using the Disappearing-9-patch technique. With the patchwork done earlier, all I had to do was just sew up the borders.

As for the back, I wish I could have used something more matching but I was hard pressed for time and this blue and purple toweling blanket was the only one stashed away at home at the moment. Still, it turned out well.
So, that's it for now! Over to you, girls :-)


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Monday, August 15, 2011

Gift for Niece 1

The quilt tops I made earlier on (and I do mean EARLIER) are now being finished up... at least 2 of them are. My brother & his family will be back for a few days and I do want the quilts done up for my nieces. I have no idea if these 2 trendy girls will appreciate my handmade stuff but like I told my brother "Hack! I've only 2 nieces (on my side of the family) and I better sew for them when my eyesight is still good and my hands are steady! I've got one quilt done and the other one is still in the process. So while I take a breather, let me show you the completed quilt.

If you remember, this quilt is a single and it uses the stack & slash method to produce the crazy patchwork effect. The finished size is about 61" X 67".

My finishing technique is slightly different this round. Instead of the usual hand-knotting, I tried stitch-in-a-ditch. Turned out so well that I'm going to repeat this for the other quilt too.What's also different is that I did not do any "sandwiching". For this quilt, I bought a toweling blanket and had that replace the batting and backing fabric. Since our weather is hardly ever cold at night, I thought this would suffice. Cost is a little higher but saved me huge on time :-)

I also looked up an online tutorial on quilt binding and that really paid off. I am really pleased with how this quilt has turned out. And before I rush off to finish up the other, here are a few more pictures for drooling! LOL! Enjoy!


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Saturday, August 6, 2011

As planned

 Here's my latest version of the Faberge egg pin cushion.

Ready? ;p


 Managed to get the "pumpkin" size right at last :D

Here's one in red.....

Sitting pretty in a row :-)

That's it for today, folks! Thanks for dropping by.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

My innovation of Faberge eggs

While out at the shops, I spied this pretty Faberge egg container that the Malays like to use at weddings as a guest favour. A lightbulb just lit up :-) 
Back home, I very quickly transformed my idea onto one of two containers I bought. Right, hold your breath..... 
 Any ideas yet? It's a ...................????

SPOT ON!!! It's an incy wincy pumpkin pin cushion :-) By the way, so sorry about the not-so-sharp pictures. I've been having problems getting good shots ever since I started using the new camera.

This is the other container. I know what I'm going to do the next time (you can be very sure there'll be a NEXT TIME!). I will adjust the size of the cushion a little bigger so that it fills up the bottom cup. I think that should look even better. What do you think?


Right, I will leave you with these for now. Time to go prepare dinner :-) Thanks for dropping by.

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