30 September 2012

A Quiet Sewing Room


It's been a while! Been caught up with other things, life in general I guess...

Didn't touch my sewing machine in almost THREE WEEKS, and then yesterday I had to make some fitted sheets for Mum, and you know what I discovered?

I miss sewing!!!

There's nothing like the hum of a sewing machine ... even with something as mundane as sheets.


And because every post deserves a picture, here's one sewing related, hehehe:

Wishing everyone a happy October!

09 September 2012

Another Small Quilt

And the sewing streak continues...

I opened up one of my precious charm packs this weekend.

 Couldn't decide if I wanted half square triangles or quarter square triangles... so I did both, heheh...

Of course after that I had to trim them all to the same size...

Pieced them all together, in random fashion...

Some layering, basting etc...

... and voila!

A cute little runner/table topper.

Quilted in a double cross hatch, boy did that use up a lot of bobbin!

And in other news, we visited a friend this weekend who happened to be cleaning house. He was throwing out boxes of old books (and it was a LOT of books) so invited me to take a few. So I did. Of course! It was madness trying to choose an armful - I was sooo tempted to take a couple of boxes, hehehe.

I hope I can practice some self-restraint and not try to read them all at once. But if you don't hear from me a while I guess you'll know why *wink*.

Wishing everyone a happy week ahead!

06 September 2012

A Couple of Things

I'm happy to report that this week has been quite productive, yay!

First up I've made progress with my True Patchwork quilt top:

A little piece...

... that just grew ...

... and grew ....

This was such fun to piece together - anything goes, so no pressure!

Sadly, I've now run out of squares from the original batch. I'm not quite happy with the size of the top yet, I want it even bigger! I'm kinda loving the scrappiness of the whole thing, so I'll be collecting mismatched squares of all different types and textures from now on to add on to it (hmm... I'm tempted to chop off bits of Yummy Hubby's trousers now, and maybe some curtains?) Until then, I guess I'll just have to say hasta la vista to it for now :-(

I've also had to make an eyeglass case this week for Mum's friend. She saw one that I made for Mum and decided that she wanted one too. Of course I'm always happy for the excuse to play with my fabric. So I made this one from some Breakfast at Tiffany's fabric:

Really simple, with a velcro closure (just like Mum's)

But I didn't like the binding - I think it came out horrible!

So I made another one, without any binding:

A little better, hee.

I really hope she likes it... Or is long-sighted enough not to notice any flaws, ha ha!

Hope everyone's having a great week!

01 September 2012

Small Quilts

Well, table runners actually.

I made these in the last few days of Ramadhan. It started of with me fooling around with some scraps. I made a nine-patch.  Then some more scraps and nine patches. Soon I had enough for a little quilt top. So in came the sashing, some backing, quilting and binding later and voila!

This runner now lives on the edge of my desk at the office (the work one). 

I think it fits pretty nicely and adds a bit of colour to my otherwise drab little space.

Of course once I got going I just had to make another. This next one came along pretty quickly too. It's a little wider and longer than the one I have on my desk, but actually took less time to make (less piecing - no nine patches!).

I wasn't too sure about the colour  scheme (bit on the bright side don't you think?) but Yummy Hubby loves it, so I guess that settled it. 

Completed just in time to decorate our kitchen for Eid.

Wishing everyone a happy weekend - have a great September!