31 December 2013

Last Finish of 2013

One last post for this year, to show you the last finish of 2013.

Remember how I said to finish my Scrappy Trip Around the World was a target for this year? Well, I haven't quite done that yet, but what I do have is a finished quilt top! And that will just have to do :-)

Lots and LOTS of little 2 inch squares.

All in all, it's been a great sewing and quilting year, and I feel very blessed and grateful for all the fabric fun that I've had in the past twelve months.

I'm feeling a little sentimental now that another year has come and gone, BUT I'm also looking forward VERY much to the new year :-) What about you?

Hope everyone has a great, happy and safe one!

With lots of love from us here at A Fabric Case - mmmmmmuah!!!!!

29 December 2013

A Happy Photo

This was what my hallway looked like one night not so long ago ...

I love these photos... because it shows a home filled with quilts :-) *happy*

Hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday :-)

26 December 2013

Umar's Quilt @ The Make Life Quilt

The quilt has been presented, so I can now show photos!

This quilt was made especially for Baby Umar, who is the splitting image of his mummy :-)

The centre panel was sewn from one pack of Moda's Make Life charm pack, using this tutorial from the super talented Alison at Cluck Cluck Sew.

All I did was add some coordinating strips on either side of the charms. And voila, perfect baby/toddler quilt size - about 42" square.

The main fabric for the back is something from Moda's The Ladies Stitching Club - so cute with all the multi-coloured buttons - with a centre strip to match the front.

A little close up of the snowball charms:

I actually did something really, really brave and free motion quilted the edges of the snowballs. It was my first time free motion quilting straight lines and I have to say it was kinda a nerve wrecking experience trying to keep all my lines straight and my stitching even. The result is not perfect, but then again, with quilting its never supposed to be, right?

I hope Baby Umar (and his Mum!) likes this little quilt!

Wishing everyone a belated Merry X'mas and Happy happy Holidays! 

22 December 2013

The Memory Quilt (and a couple of other things)

I've been thinking. Maybe I should rename this blog 'The Lazy Blogger' ehehehee.

I'm sure you know how it is, sometimes you just get caught up in everyday things, blogging gets pushed waaay down the to-do list. Hmm, maybe that's a potential new year resolution - to blog (and sew - yay!) more often?

Anyway, since my last post I've finished my Memory Quilt. I'm so happy to declare this one done. This was such a labour of love.

I finally got it quilted ... with a lot help (not!) from one of the Meows, who INSISTED on 'helping'.

Then the binding went on ... because theres so much going on in the quilt, I chose a solid binding. One of my favourites, it's a dark navy blue - think it's Admiral Blue from Moda's Bella Solids. Stitching the binding was exhausting, because the quilt is actually quite heavy with all those scraps. But it's all so worth it in the end.

The quilt has been getting much, much use. It lives on the living room sofa now, and we all love snuggling on/under/with it when we're hanging out. So much that I haven't even had a chance to put in in the wash yet!

This quilt is a definite keeper :-)

In other news I've also finished up the Make Life quilt for a friend's new baby boy. Have I told you how I love this collection? It has such happy happy prints!

I haven't presented it the quilt to her, so I still can't show it to you. But here's another sneak peek of the finishing process ...

Hope everyone's having a happy Sunday!

08 December 2013


I visited my local quilt shop yesterday to purchase some batting for my Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt. I always have such fun whenever I go so I thought I'd do a post on my LQS.

Cottage Patch is located in Ampang, KL and it's got all the supplies you would need for patchwork and quilting. Alice, who runs the store, is so super talented - I can spend hours just admiring her many, many quilts on display. Especially the applique, which is to die for. They also have classes which are popular especially during the weekends.

Now the best bit is, every December Cottage Patch has a sale (whoppee!). Who can resist a sale, right? So of course I stocked up on some blender fabrics, which are always very useful to have on hand.

Here are some photos:

Christmas goodies on display:

You know after all that fun, when I got home I discovered that of all the things I forgot to buy was my batting. Talk about getting sidetracked. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to go pay another visit very soon ;-)

Hope everyone's having  great weekend!!

04 December 2013

Final Targets for the Year

Can you believe it’s December already??? So many things yet to do before the year end, and so little time … I think I should just concentrate on the projects I really want or need to finish, before December slips away.

First I really must finish up a little quilt for a friend. She’s just had a beautiful bouncing baby boy, and I owe her a cute quilt! I’m using the Moda Make Life charm pack for this project, together with some coordinating fabric. 

Don't you just love charm squares? I know I do! And these particular squares are so happy and cheerful :-)

I’m a little behind in this one, but at least I’ve got the top done now. I can’t show it to you just yet, but here’s a peek of the construction of the main blocks …

One thing I really want to be finishing before the year is up is…. my Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt. The last time I laid out the blocks I found that I was 4 blocks short of the size I want (which needs 36 blocks total). 

I’ve now pieced the last 4 blocks, so now I’ve got to piece it altogether into one big top.

After that, I suppose I can’t escape quilting it. The thought kinda scares me because I’ve never quilted anything this big before. I’m not hoping for any fancy quilting – you can be sure I’ll be going with the easiest design possible!

More soon, in the meantime I hope everyone's having a good week :-)

01 December 2013

Custom Quilt

I made this a few weeks ago ... but am only able to share it now, after its been delivered.

This is for little Baby Husain...

His Mama contacted me saying her ideas for the quilt included red and blue (Husain's dad is a big Manchester United fan!), balls and dinosaurs (his first toy *cute*), and that Husain loves Baby Khalifah. Well, I couldn't do much about Baby Khalifah or the Red Devils, but I told her I could a quilt with red, blue, balls and dinosaurs.

And this is the end product:

Thank you Syamila and Baby Husain, I hope you like your quilt!