29 October 2012

10-Minute Table Runner

I managed to sew all the six pieces table runners in one night as gifts to my 6 sister-in-laws at our gathering recently. I learned this method through one of the JUQ members, Sherry Young Abrams. This is a really great and fast way to make as gifts for birthdays, house warming etc etc.

Mood: Very Happy!!!

25 October 2012

On Line Project - Scraps Blocks Swap

This is another great way to use up all your scraps that you have in your keeping. All quilters must have scraps that is for sure. And this method of sewing of strip piecing added on randomly with the other fabrics will turnout fabulously and you will be amazed on how it will turn out at the end of the day.

The blocks are done and sent out internationally on October 23, 2012. I have to thank you Janni Pederson for organising this swap. It is a great fun and of course knowing new friends too.

On Line Project - Signature Blocks Swap

These are the last lot of signature blocks that I had to do for Worldwide Siggy Swap. Another great project that I have been enjoying myself. The last 26 pieces done and all sent out on October 23, 2012. All together 100 pieces had been done...and I am hoping to receive 100 pieces too from all over the world. Once received, will have to patched together (with a pattern in mind) and turned into either wall hanging or lap quilt. I should be able to get two lap quilts with these 100's...looking forward to this.

I must say thank you to Naomi Vela from Australia who has been busy organising this project. A very fun block to do especially the middle blocks.

On Line Project - Quilters' Half Squares Triangles

Now I am done with the Half Square Triangles for the 2nd round to all international swappers. It is quite nice how it turned out following the respective request on the colours. I used the range of fabrics  of Graphic design from Paintbrush Studios.  Before this I was quite afraid to do half square triangles but now no fear at all. I must thank you Anita Paterson Black for organising this on line project.

All had been sent out on October 23, 2012.

16 October 2012

On line Group - Scraps Blocks Swap

Remember, I mentioned that I will come back once I have completed all the blocks to be sent out.

Yes! Now ready to be in their respective envelopes and they will all be sent out tomorrow...

14 October 2012

Online Group - Scraps Blocks Swap

This is another on line group swap that I am joining headed by Janni Pederson, where I have to sew using all my scraps. There are several ways of doing it and I chose to sew with one long strip and added another fabric scrap right side together and sew.

I find that it is a kind of therapy in sewing all the scraps together and can never imagine how it will turn out to be until you finish cutting them into a 6" block.

In the midst of sewing and enjoying myself, of course along the way, the Seam Ripper had been my best friend....I need to complete them before end October, that is my own date line.

I will be back again showing what I have done once completed.

Jelly Roll Quilt

This quilt top without border sewn from one Jelly Roll was done a few months back. And now it has gone to someone. I donated this to Naomi Vela from Australia who is the organiser for Orphan Blocks Aussie Heroes. I am happy about it.

13 October 2012

Online Quilters' Group - Florida Cabin Fever

August Block
I am joining this group headed by Debra Pena Franson and each members will be assigned to one block  each. There are twelve blocks altogether.

It is fun doing this, and I have just sent the first block to one of the members and will be carrying it on for the next 11 months...great!

EQ - Block Base Sew Along

Block #1 No. 1336  Sew Saw

After a few years of having EQ6 and upgraded it to EQ7 with all the accompanied books, today I tried my hand on Block Base Sew Along organised by Electric Quilt Company.

So, this block is 12" and using the Rotary Cutting method. Though I am not satisfied with the accuracy of the 1/4" sewing but I managed to submit it before the dateline i.e. before Monday, October 15th.

11 October 2012

JUQ - 10-Minute Table Runner

It has been a long time that I have not updated my work. As usual have been busy with everyday responsibilities etc etc etc.

So recently, I went out with my bff Wan Fatimah and I did a surprise for her i.e. sewn this 10 minute table runner which is quick and easy. I was glad that she was very happy with it.

I learnt to sew this table runner through the on line group JUQ and we are doing table runner swapping among members too. It was fun.

See you again with more of my work soon.