Thursday, 26 May 2016

Free fabric label tutorial

Today I just found out myself was featured on ALL FREE SEWING website. Here is the project that I was being featured on the website. It's my free tutorial on how to make a fabric label. I have demonstrated three different ways of creating your own fabric labels. You can create them in just 10 minutes! Hurry up! It's time to create your own label.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block 3, block 4, block 10, block 22 and block 26

Alright, I'm getting there..... They are more blocks to sew...... I really can't resist to sew these blocks. 

Block 3 - Lots of Love by Melissa Corry

Here you go block 3 - Lots of Love from Happy Quilting by Melissa Corry. She's giving a free tutorial of this block on her website. Thank you Melissa for this cute little block with four little hearts and a big heart. 

The Splendid Sampler - block 3

The Splendid Sampler - block 3

I replaced the large circles and the small circles with some assorted buttons. I found that really cute. What do you think?  

The Splendid sampler - block 4 

The Splendid sampler - block 4 

Block 10 - Iowa by Sherri McConnell

The Splendid Sampler - Block 10

Block 22 - Goose on the Loose by Amy Smart

The Splendid Sampler -  Block 22

The Splendid Sampler -  Block 22

 Block 26 - Dreaming of Dresdens by Jane Davidson 

The Splendid Sampler - block 26

 Enjoy making and browsing though my blog!

Monday, 23 May 2016

Hex N More ruler

I love playing with rulers. Making different kind of blocks by using different shapes of the rulers. Today I'm going to feature a special ruler which can make a shape of a hexagon block. Isn't that sound gorgeous? It's Hex N More by Julie Herman from Jaybird Quilts. This ruler comes in two different sizes.

Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts

Hex N More Ruler by Jaybird Quilts
What can you make out of this ruler? Here you go .....

Hex n More block

Hex n More block

Hex n More block

Hex n More block

You can make this as your table topper like what the original idea from the tutorial.  You can get this free tutorial from Jaybird Quilts website. Julie, you are really cleaver. This ruler is just too gorgeous. Go and grab one! 

Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block 12, 14, 21 & 25

The Splendid Sampler Blocks are getting more challenging and interesting! I can't stop doing it. I'm a bit behind in the group but I'm slowly catching up. I'm not very good in hand embroidery, I may probably leave the hand stitching blocks at the back. Hopefully not!

Here are the continue of block 12, 14, 21 and 25.  Kindly leave your comments on my blog or follow me on my flickr and pinterest!

Block 12 - Checkerboard

Block 14 - Flying High

Block 21 - Sweet Candy

Block 25 - Sunday Best

Block 25 - Sunday Best

Block 25 - Sunday Best

Saturday, 14 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler - Block 5, block 6 & Block 8

Here you go for another three more blocks .

Splendid sampler - Block 6

As for block 6 , I really enjoy doing this block. Thank you Natalie from Piece N Quilt.

Splendid sampler - Block 6

Splendid sampler - Block 5
 Thank you Celine Perkins for the beautiful Simple Simon block. It's not simple at all for me.

Splendid sampler - Block 8
There is a slight challenge for me in cutting block 8. As I hardly measure on 7/8" and 5/8" measurements. Thanks again to Julie for this splendid block. 

Friday, 6 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block 1 & Block 2

In my previous blog, I shared the pictures of some beautiful Japanese designer's fabrics. Today, I'm going to show you what I have made out of those fabric.

This is my first time taking part in a sampler quilt. It's real fun. I have finally done my block 1 and block 2 after how many days ..... It took me ages to finish the blocks. It's really challenging in cutting and piecing the tiny piece of fabrics. I have unpicked so many times to get it aligned! Yet, still not perfect! What a long journey for me to get to block 24 .......

Block 1 - Hearts Aflutter 

Block 2 - Wings

They are stories behind each block. Thank you Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson for these two beautiful blocks.  If you would like to join us you can see the link here to find out more about this fun project.

Monday, 2 May 2016

The Splendid Sampler

I bought this gorgeous range of the Japanese designer fabrics on last Friday in Bernina Malaysia. I'm now thinking to make something out of this fabrics. A sampler quilt would be really nice.

I have never joined any of the sampler quilt project online before. This is going to be my first time and I'm going to challenge myself for this time. I love this idea and when I looking at the blocks from the creative quilters, it was really captured me to take part in this long run project. You can find the beautiful blocks here.  Good thing about this sampler quilt is, each block is only 6 inches. Just a nice size for me to learn the technique of crochet and some hand stitching blocks.

Would you like to join me in this project? You can find more about this in here

Friday, 29 April 2016

Laura Ashley Wallpaper

Have you heard of Laura Ashley? Let me introduce a bit about this brand called Laura Ashley. Well, Laura Ashley is a Welsh textile company and now took over by the MUI Malaysia company. This company is producing the Victorian style textile, wallpapers, cushion and all sort of English look home furnishings ranges.

I'm in love of Laura Ashley wallpapers recently. I renewed my house with full of Laura Ashley's wallpapers. Come and have a look!

Here's the living hall at first floor.

This is the family room.

Here is my bedroom.

This is my walk-in bathroom.

This is my walk-in wardrobe.

Here is the walk-in wardrobe.  

I love the new transformation of my house!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Sunny Baby Quilt

I always like to do baby quilts as it's in small size. Therefore, you can just complete the whole quilt in a day (without any distraction from my BOYS).  I found an easy and straight forward little baby quilt tutorial on Craft Buds. It's really a quick and an easy baby quilt pattern that you can try out over the weekend! I used 3-4 days to finish the whole quilt. Thank you Craft Buds for sharing this tutorial with us.

Here is my Sunny Baby Quilt. It's a quilt to make for a friend who's going to give birth to a baby girl in this summer!

Sunny Baby Quilt

Sunny Baby Quilt

Sunny Baby Quilt

Sunny Baby Quilt

Sunny Baby Quilt

Here's the back of the quilt. I back it with the cotton fleece. The finished size for this quilt is
35 1/2"x41" .

Sunny Baby Quilt

Sunny Baby Quilt

Sunny Baby Quilt

 After doing some quilts, I discovered a brilliant foot for binding a quilt. If you are using a Bernina sewing machine you can try to get Bernina Edgestitch foot 10D . There is a guide blade in the center of the foot which can help to guide the edge of your binding on the quilt. I believe you can get this foot from the online sewing machine shops or any of your local sewing machine shops. I got mine from the Bernina Malaysia.

Bernina Edgestitch foot 10D (photo taken from

Can you see where did I place the guiding blade? It's right next to the edge of my red binding strip. 

So, question, how about the needle position? I set -2 to the right so that the needle will sew right at the edge of my binding strip. 

needle position -2 to the right 

needle position -2 to the right

Tada...... nicely done! Isn't this foot is doing a smart job? What a cleaver invention! Thanks Bernina.

Front of the quilt

back of the quilt

You may have other way of doing your binding or could be other perfect foot for the binding. Come and drop me a line to share your experience with me.

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