Twinkle Twinkle Stars Quilt

This is one of the 2 commissioned baby quilts.  I had finished the top a month or two ago but did not find the time to quilt it.  Well, I took leave from work and spent a day at home quilting it.  I have to admit that I am not a fast stitcher nor quilter but I managed to finish quilting the baby quilt which measures approximately 45 x 45 inches within that day.  Then I spent the next 2 nights hand sewing the binding on.  The quilt top before quilting.

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What can you see in the pic below?


Yes the letter A and r.  I was quilting the name of the baby who will be receiving this quilt.

And the picture of the full quilt

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My quilting inspiration for this quilt comes from another iquilt class by Bethanne Nemesh that I purchased.  I really enjoyed Bethanne’s class.  She is very clear in her teaching and her style of quilting speaks to me.  I hope to practise more of what I learnt in her class in my subsequent quilts.

This is my 2nd finish for FAL Q4.  You can see my list of goals here

I will update with the second commissioned baby quilt in the next few days.  I am linking up with Can I get a Whoop Whoop


Hearts Intertwine – Storm at Sea pattern

I want to thank everyone who posted words of encouragement on my previous post.  I am happy to report that I have completed Hearts Intertwine, a Storm at Sea pattern.   This quilt top was pieced using scraps from my earlier projects.  Only the red fabric and the borders were cut from my yardage of fabric.  You can read about the piecing of the quilt top here and the tutorial on how I construct it here.  I quilted based on a picture of a quilt by John Flynn found here.  Below shows my completed quilt.


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More pictures showing detailed quilting of feathers.



I mentioned in one of my earlier post that I took an iquilt class.  Well, I did purchase one class, then I purchased another by Judi Madsen.  I love her quilting, especially her feathers.  I tried to incorporate what I learnt from her class.  She loves to add details to her feathers but I was not so adventurous with this quilt so I left out the details.

What about another picture of Hearts Intertwine?  This time hanging above the headboard of our bed.

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This is my 1st finish for FAL Q4 goals.  Yay, one down, five to go.

I am linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday and Can I get a Whoop Whoop

Finish A-Long Q4 Goals

2016 FAL

We are so close to Christmas! And I have a few quilts that are still to be completed before Christmas.  I did not complete all my goals for Q3 so I am rolling them over to Q4.  That will make my list longer.  Anyway, here is my list of goals for Q4:

Goal 1

To finish binding the Hearts Intertwine Storm at Sea quilt and hang it up above the headboard of our bed.  I was rushing to finish the quilt to meet Q3’s deadline but did not manage to.  I just managed to quilt it but not bound it.  Here is a picture of it on the frame.


Another picture of it, just the quilt top.

Storm at Sea wallhanging

Goal 2

To quilt and bound baby quilt no. 1 which was commissioned by my pastor’s wife.  She is giving this away as a Christmas gift.  She will pay for the quilt directly to our church.  I took on this commissioned job to help raise funds for the renewal of lease of the land on which our church building is sitting on.

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Goal 3

To quilt and bound baby quilt no. 2.  This is the second baby quilt commissioned by my pastor’s wife.  Funds from this quilt also goes to land lease renewal for church.


Goal 4

To quilt and bind this double pinwheel quilt top.  This quilt top was based on a pattern by Eleanor Burns.  Similar to Hearts Intertwine, this was also my goal for Q3 which I did not manage to complete.  I really want to finish this quilt for Christmas.

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Goal 5

I received 2 quilt tops from Emmaus Women Centre, Cambodia.  They are about the size of baby quilts.  They would like to sell these as finished quilts to raise funds for their centre.  I need to quilt and bind these in Q4 too.


Goal 6

My friend Lee Meng finished piecing the borders to her Christmas panel and she has asked me to quilt the top for her.  She will pay for the quilting and the funds will go directly to my church, again for land lease renewal. This is her pieced panel.


I feel the pressure!  So many projects to complete before Christmas.  Will I be able to?  I must be very focused and must plan my time well.  I am not doing a quilting business and already I feel stressed.  I wonder how do those who quilt for a living feel with deadlines piling up. LOL.

I am linking up with Finish A-long 2016 at Clover and Violet and Main Crush Monday at Cooking up Quilts

OMG for October

What goal shall I set for October?  I have not completed my pineapple blocks.  Shall I set the same goal as September?  But it will be boring to set the same goal.  I think I will set a different goal.  This time my goal will be to piece 35 log cabin blocks.  I am getting these blocks ready for a bag, pattern by Jantine of UrbanStyleJantine. Let see how I progress with this goal.  Oh dear, there is so much to be done before Christmas.


I am linking up with Red Letter Quilts OMG

2016 Finish A-Long – A Q3 Finish

I signed up for a iquilt class last month when they had a sale.  Iquilt has quite a number of classes on longarm quilting which caters to beginner and experienced longarmers alike.  The result of my class is this quilted Storm at Sea table runner.  If you remember, I posted about this quilt top, that it was constructed with leftover Storm at Sea blocks.

I incorporated ideas on freehand quilting that I picked up from the class and also from Lisa Calle’s blog.  She posted some ideas on how to quilt Storm at Sea blocks.





This is my 4th finish for 2016 FAL Q3 Finishes.  This was one of my goals for Q3 FAL.

I am also linking with Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

September OMG Finish-Pineapple Blocks

I made it!  20 pineapple blocks each measuring 12.5 x 12.5 inches.  When I put this down as my goal for September, Heidi commented that pineapple blocks are time consuming to make.  She could not be more right.  I cut strips of 1.5 inches wide from my stash, both dark and light coloured fabric and I sewed 2 blocks at a time using chain piecing.  Still it took me a few hours just to sew 2 blocks up.  I need more than 20 blocks, at least 49.  As at last night, I completed 20 blocks and by tonight (still September), I would have an additional 2 more blocks.  I exceeded my target!  It feels great to meet one’s goal.  I think I am very task oriented.  LOL.

P_20160929_220054[1].jpg I love this pattern as it is a great scrap buster.  I am able to use fabric leftover from my previous projects.  Can you spot familiar fabrics?

I am linking up with OMG September Finishes at Red Letter Quilts and

I may have a scrap problem at Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Blogger’s Quilt Festival – New York Beauty Wall Hanging

When I submitted my first entry to the Large Quilt Category of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I thought that would be my only entry this year.  But when I read that Amy  is extending the deadline for entry to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, I decided to enter another of my quilt to the Small Quilt Category.  This wall hanging was completed a few years back when I was at a very low point in my life.  I used sewing and quilting to keep me sane and it helped me pulled myself out of the pits.  Till this day it is still my favourite.  It is a combination of machine embroidery and quilting.  The machine embroidery pattern was purchased from Laura’s Sewing Studio.  She did a great job digitizing the New York Beauty.  Using the New York Beauty blocks, I sewed them into flowers.  I also embellished the quilt with free-standing butterflies and buttons



The quilt measures approximately 40 x 25 inches.  See the full quilt hanging on the wall.


I bound the quilt using prairie points.


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