Monday, 27 July 2015

Night Sky Quilt Top

Pattern: Julie Herman
Fabric: Kaffee Fessett's Short Cootton
Size: 70" x 89"

And a few more Park Bench Blocks

These two are block-number 5 called Festival

This one is block-number 8, Stroll
not so happy with the outside triangles, not all of them end up on straight-grain on the edge of the block. I will have to plan better next time : P

I have been sewing these blocks with a friend. We have the blocks cut out and ready to sew before our sewing day, which we do once a month :))

Friday, 10 July 2015

My finished SewTogether Bag

I've done it :))

I bought this pattern a while back but looking at all the zippers on the pattern and felt defeated.
But I finally done it with using The Quilt Barn's SewTogether Bag Sew-A-Long.

Really love it and I will be making many more :))

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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Monday, 29 June 2015

some work in progress

This pattern is called Night Sky by Julie Herman at Jaybird Quilts. Fabric I'm using is  Kaffe Fassett's short cotton range.

This is another one of Jaybird Quilts pattern, called Park Bench.
I'm so loving using 'hex and more'  and 'sidekick' rulers, possibilities are endless!

These blocks are apart of my on-going BOM, Kaleidoscope of Kolor, at Quintessential quilt shop. It's been going so fast, I'm already on month #9 so not long to go :))

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Friday, 12 June 2015

Making little things

These cute little chicken are made using 4" finished log-cabin blocks.

Pattern for these fabric baskets is here.

I used this tutorial to put tabs on the zippers.

The zippers used for these pouches are 10" long.
I use 60' ruler to cut triangles from jelly-roll strips. 

The pattern is called Vistigial by Hedgehog Fibers. So easy to follow and super fast to knit.
These are my 3rd pair :))

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Labelled and Ready to go

The baby is born and he is called 'Chase'. The label is sewn on and the quilt is ready for the new born baby!

Here is my way of putting the label on:
It's a bit of a lengthy process but I like how it looks when it's all done!

I write the message out on a piece of paper to start with. Find the middle if preferred.
I have a bad habit of using Artline pen to trace :P it does come off in the wash.

Then to the light-box and trace.

Because I like to do stitcheries on the traced words, I put iron-on light weight fabric (like whisper weft interfacing) on the back of it. So when you stitch it shows up nice and clean on the front.

I like framing the labels, I feel it gives a better finish.
I use DMC, one strand, stem stitch to embroider the words.

This is how it looks on the wrong side, but it won't show on the good side. After doing the stitcheries I cut a piece of iron-on vilene same size as the label and stitch them together with the shiny side of the vilene facing the right side of the label. Stitch all sides.

Cut vilene so it can be turned right side out.

Trim all corners, be careful not to cut the stitching line.

Then turn it inside out. Push the corners out so they're nice and sharp.

Iron it on to the back of the quilt. I count from one to ten ( it works for me :) )
it should set it.

I do it this way so I'm not folding the edges and pinning them before stitching it down to the quilt.
voila! all flat, nice and neat :)

Last bit, hand sew the label using blind stitch. Blind stitch?? same stitch when hand sewing the binding.

Linking up with finish it up Friday at crazy mom quilts :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My BOM work in progress

I singed up for A Kaleidoscope of Kolor BOM at local quilt shop, Quintessential Qults, back in November last year.

I'm being ambitious and trying to do tow quilts at the same time, one with chocolate-brown background and another with homespun background (fabrics for this one is from my statsh). Blocks above are from 'month one', which is the center block.

These are from 'month two'. Top right-hand corner block is wrong but I have fixed it :P

Hopefully I'll get 'month three' blocks done before the next one comes!