I have been preoccupied with life, as well as some sewing, recently, and have neglected my little blog.
So a quick catch up. A friend (from the US) is getting married on Saturday. She asked me to make a ring pillow for the wedding. I honestly had to google what a ring pillow was, but once I saw a few examples it was all quite straightforward.
She had also told us (in her bridal shower invitation - another new experience for me!) what colour linens she wanted for each room in her house. I happened to be in Singapore when I received the invitation and during a quick trip to Spotlight I spotted the most perfect fabric for her living room (she had asked for cobalt blue and brown with an accent colour of turquoise!). So of course I had to buy it and made it into a whole-cloth lap quilt for her.
I made a pieced backing from my stash and used a striped binding - my favourite at the moment!
In non-wedding news, two of my best Indonesian friends had birthdays recently and I wanted to gift them something handmade. I decided on a second Hello Kitty zippered pouch, and a cushion/pillow made using an April Showers mini-charm pack.
I used the cushion as an excuse to practice my very rusty FMQ using yellow and teal Aurifil threads. This was the first time I have tried FMQ on my Juki and it was so much easier than on my old machine. I think the speed control really really helped!
I am really itching to get working on a quilt now, just a few more smaller projects to finish first!