Monday, December 29, 2008
My brother and sister-in-law are having their first baby in January. They didn't know if the baby would be a girl or boy, so I made Four Patch Quilt with bright colours . The four patches are made with green, blue , orange and multi-colored stripes fabric . ... I wanted it to be bright, colourful and happy!
P/S: Bright colours attract the baby's attention , teaches them to focus and calm babies.
Monday, December 22, 2008
After viewing this blog, my friend requested a bag to carry her baby girl's stuffs. She wants a pink bag with baby motif as the main pattern. I use 100% cotton pink heart and pink blenders pattern fabric. There are 3 motif applique in front of the bag. This is a tote bag style, not oversize, just big enough to carry around.
We have a scheduled reunion with our friends in 3 days time when I started this project. I hope to gave the bag to her during the meeting, but unfortunately it was left at home. I was so eager to meet all my friends after 4 long years that I totally forgot about it.
So dear Lela, I will post the bag tomorrow, I promise. Hope you'll like it as much as I do.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Last week, my husband and his friends are meeting up for their regular teh tarik session near my house. As their wives are also my sewing classmates, we decided to do this grab bag project.
Making this bag is a lot of fun, we really like this simple bag style and the pattern. We added pocket on the inside to hold little things such as business cards, cell phone, tissues and keys. This reversible handbag have two equal gorgeous side. Bags shown on the magazine photo above got one strap which is shorter than the other one but we altered the strap so that it can be in the same length. With this bag you will feel like having two bags instead of one. It was very quick and simple project, and only took about 2 hour to finish.
This bag pattern was featured in Fast and Fabulous Quilting Ideas by Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collections June 2008. This pattern also can be view from Martha Stewart’s website under Reversible Purse.
P/S The photo above is actually showing 3 bags, but 6 different patterns!!
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I custom made this quilt for my friend's daughter Aishah Najihah.This baby quilt is designed with bright colors of pinks, green, yellow and blue with cute heart. The quilt personalized with her baby name . The hearts and alphabets were appliqued to each block , then pieced together and hand quilted. It was time consuming but lots of fun.
Hope you love it Iza :)
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I prefer 100% cotton made fabrics, because cotton is easy to handle, mark, press and sew by hand.There is nothing better than a soft, fluffy quilt.Most people like cotton quilts as it extremely easy to maintain, they last for a long time, and are comfortable to use, whenever you want to use it.
In Malaysia 100% cotton fabric is quite expensive. I always use American Cotton that price range from RM28 - RM50 permeter (sometimes even more). Sometimes I have to wait for the store to having a sale to buy the Fabric.
Yesterday I went to a store specialized in quilt and they are having sales!!. The price is from 10% -30% less from the usual price. I bought about 12 meter of lovely fabric and it gonna be use for my current project. Click to the picture to see the larger images.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
This bags are specially made for my mother's Marhaban Group. Marhaban (Islamic carolling) groups make house-to-house visits reciting prayers and praises for Prophet Muhammad, also doa or prayers of blessing for the well-being of occupants of the house.
The size of the bags 16'x 17'. I made 10 of this bag with the same pattern. The colours are dark green, black and roses on cream. This is simple tote bag and hand quilted with square quilt pattern.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
"First of all, I would like to thank Az and Zura for the wonderful time that you given us last Sunday. You make us feel that we can bake just as good as you do, and you make it look so easy.
The class is great and I had fun especially decorating cupcakes. The instructions are clear and easy to follow, really appreciate the notes you provided.
We have finished eating all the cup and carrot cakes yesterday! My kids asking for more....and I am very eager to try out myself.
A quilt is something you make to keep someone you love ... WARM!. When you sleep under this quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love. This quilt sew with lots of love for my husband.I feel so lucky to have a great husband who supports my hobby and everything I do.
This quilt was made using the pinwheel design and using 8 different fabrics. Finished quilt size is 80” x 85”.
Monday, November 17, 2008
I made this bedding set as a gift for my brother's wedding. It was done in greens and pinks to match with the wedding's theme. I'm very grateful it turns out lovely, because I only have about two months to finish them. I thought I could not make it in time.
In Malay tradition, the wedding couple is called 'King of the day', hence the title of this entry.
The groom and bride were so happy with their gift and now I'm looking forward to make a quilt for their en route baby due on January 2009.
P/S : The wedding date 15/3/2008
I saw this Irish Chain pattern at my teacher house while she was making one for her son. It look gorgeous and I asked her for the template. Immediately after reaching home, I grabbed all my fabric for this Irish Chain project. It took me only 4 days to finish the top. I'm so eager to see the outcome, but after 8 month this top still waiting for basting, backing, quilting and binding. I really need to find time to finish this project. :b
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I went to Bandung with friends from my sewing classes . All of us make one special bag for the trip. We decided to make a sling bag with the same pattern but with different fabrics. Believe it or not we are the center of attention whenever we walk around Bandung :)))
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I always wanted to learn smocking because they look so beautiful, especially on children. Since this is my first project I choose a relatively easy pattern found on Australian Smocking & Embroidery Magazine. At first I had some problems with some of the constructions. I'm going through a lot of learning process, on how to sew puffed/gathered set in sleeves, a collar, button, and buttonholes. I feel proud looking at my daughters dresses in something that I made for them myself. My daughters are so excited about their new dress. This motivated me to make another for them.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Now both my daughters are happy with their own quilt, naturally my son wanted to have one himself. I was scrathcing my head on which theme would suit him. Finally, I decided on Spongebob Squarepant and his friends. The blue stripe and yellow bubble fabric was purchased from Thousand of Bolts. The character was sourced from free colouring pages on internet.It took , quite sometime for me to applique the characters to make it look real. With his cute funny faces, I pretty sure he'll like it.
Monday, November 3, 2008
My youngest daughter is 3 years old, and she used to sleep with us. We decided it was time for her to move into her room. She asked for his own bed and pink quilt, I made one for her, and she really liked it that she wanted to sleep on it right away. My bed never feel so much bigger now :)