This past week was bad cos I did not get much sewing done. Was working late in school grading scripts most of the weekdays and even brought them home to grade.
My pastor’s wife commissioned me to make 2 baby quilts. I have pieced 1 of the quilt top but what about the other? Lee Meng did it for me. Lee Meng was my colleague for many years. After retirement, she spent some time in Australia where she picked up quilting. When she came back, she dabbled in small quilting projects but it was always hand stitching. She took some classes with Sing Mui Heng and Quilts and Friends as she was not confident to attempt any projects on her own. With persuasion, she bought a Brother sewing machine last year which she left sitting in the ivory tower. What is the use of a machine is one does not use it? In one of our conversations, I told her that I normally sew on Saturday mornings and she is welcome to join me (she lives just 5 minutes drive from my house). Since the beginning of August she has been coming to my house with her machine to sew every Sat morning. I cut up the fabric and she pieced the top for me. It is a win win situation as I got help with the baby quilt and she learnt to use her machine. LOL Let’s see Lee Meng in action.
I am so proud of her. She is definitely more confident in using her machine so for this month she is piecing her own project, a fabric panel that she had purchased some years ago.
For my September OMG goal I am setting a goal to sew 20 pineapple blocks.
These blocks are meant for a project that will help with raising funds for our church’s land lease renewal. I am really not confident I can achieve this goal but putting it down in writing means that I am committed to achieving it. LOL
I also finished another wall hanging for my 2016 FAL goal. This is my 3rd finish for Q3 FAL. My original intention was to make this into a table topper. But decided that I wanted a wall hanging instead. I have quilted different motifs on it and a wall hanging would be able to show off these motifs better. The front of the wall hanging.
And the back
I got my inspiration for the quilting of circles from Living Water Quilter. Dena is such a talent when it comes to FMQ. The wall hanging is now beside my grandson clock.