Thursday, 8 October 2015

It's been a while!

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!


  1. Gorgeous makes Deborah, that Spotlight fabric is stunning.

  2. Each of these finishes is wonderful, you must have a great sense of satisfaction. Love the whole cloth quilt and the perfect timing of the invitation/colour news, a very happy project!

  3. Such a lovely collection - your friends should all be delighted!

  4. All such lovely makes Deborah! The teal fabric is a wonderful colour, isn't it? And the sweet fabric in the pouch is perfectly co-ordinated! Glad to hear that you love the Juki too!

  5. No wonder you've had no time to quilt, you've been super busy sewing :) I really love the wholecloth quilt you made ... I must do a wholecloth one day :)

    1. no time to blog that should say ... I really should make myself a coffee before commenting lol :)

  6. Turning that lovely fabric into a wholecloth quilt was brilliant. I need to take a move from your playbook and transform some on my especially loved stash into a wholecloth quilt! It does such justice to a large-scale print like that.

  7. Youve been busy making wonderful gifts. The wholecloth quilt is lovely and the colours sound like the perfect match. Your FMQ looks great! I can never manage spirals like yours.

  8. Pretty projects! I like those flowers on the quilt especially!

  9. The colours and that lap quilt - perfection. Absolutely love it. And sweet handmade gifts... i'm sure your friends loved receiving them. Hope all is well :)

  10. So many beautiful finishes! x

  11. So many lovely finishes! The ring pillow is very pretty and your whole-cloth quilt is gorgeous. I love the fabric and the stripy binding finishes it off perfectly :)

  12. I know what a ring pillow is, but I do not know what one does. I was maid of honour at a US-friend's wedding a very long time ago (their oldest boy is doing bar mitzvah now) and I learned that US weddings are a lot more complicated than ours, even though my friend is really relaxed and low-maintenance. :)
    I love the Singapore fabric purchase. Really smart.

  13. Love the colours in the lap quilt. And the ring pillow looks lovely.