Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Burst on the machine

Today was all about newsletters, updating websites, newsletters, meetings, brochures. Enough!  I needed to clear my head and the Bernina need to go for a run.  We found a jelly roll and some instructions for a Hexagon Quilt Along on Jaybird's Blog.  I'm only 6 months behind, but thought this looked like something relatively easy and fun to do. 

In less than an hour, I had sewn 42 strips together, cut out the triangles and put togehter the first 3 hexies.
The fabric line is Botany by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda

Friday, September 24, 2010

A day out in my own city...

Yesterday a group of mums from school did a tour of Chinatown in Singapore - we sometimes forget what vibrant and colourful inspiration is on our own doorstep. It was the mid-Autumn festival during the week - hence the lanterns everywhere. We visited the medicine man, the tea shop, bakery, wet markets. My favourite pic is the coloured chopsticks.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Long Time, No Post

Has it really been 4 months?  DD has just gone back to school after being home for 13 weeks!  Only 8 of those real holidays; the rest study leave for IGCSE exams.  After travelling to Australia and UK to see family & friends, we are back to reality.

I'm busily working on my quilt for the Singapore Quilt Challenge, so no peeks yet.  Just waiting for the border fabric before finishing it off.

Whilst I'll never have the patience for real hand-quilting, I can cope with the large-stitch, perle thread, sashiko version.  This is my ‘99 Treasures quilt’ which feels like it’s been around for about 95 years.


I finally finished off another cushion, the design which came from Oh Fransson! at this sew-along at Sew Mama Sew.

SpiderwebCushion2The Spiderweb block was foundation pieced using odd-sized scraps. The fabrics are  Lantern Bloom by Laura Gunn.

The machine quilting is just random spirals around the spiderwebs with a variegated thread.