Friday, 19 October 2012

It's been a busy week!

On Tuesday we had our annual Singapore Quilter's Lunch. Instead of the traditional Quilt Challenge, this year we had a quilt show of our favorite quilts. And when I say quilt show, it is probably stretching it a bit as it was a very low key affair.

Here are some of my favorites:



The lady who made this lantern quilt said she based it on my Chinese Lantern quilt I made for last year's challenge. It made my day!


 My friend Jeanette's stunning Christmas Tree Skirt. Look at those details. 




This quilt  is made by my friend Anne. She designed it and it is the same as the friendship quilt my Thursday group made for me when I left Singapore the first time. 



And this is mine. I wasn't able to take a complete photo as it was hanging in a narrow gangway.


Lovely Autumn colours.

 I also love this Japanese quilt. It was once featured as a BOM in a Japanese magazine and I've collected all the patterns as well as the fabrics to go with. One of these days I'll get to it!

And here is the same quilt but in a different setting. 


This was probably my favorite of all the quilts. Unfortunately the picture doesn't do it credit. 

So not much time for sewing, but I managed to make the last block for the Blogger's BOM designed by Sarah Fielke. Although it was a bit fiddly, it's definitely my favorite block. 

I've now made 12 blocks and together with the four small panels I've got 16 blocks, perfect for a baby quilt. I don't know yet how I'm going to put it together. 



I'm off on Sunday to first Nepal and then on to India. It will be my first visit to both these countries and I hope I will have some  interesting pictures to share when I get back.

In the meantime, happy quilting.
Vreni x





Monday, 1 October 2012

The "Bank of Mum and Dad"

is - as of today - officially closed with both kids now working. Can you imagine how much fabric I can buy with what we "save" from now on? The sky is the limit! In anticipation of this fact I've ordered myself a few little treats:

Note the Vintage Modern Mini Charm pack. I have no idea what to make with it, but I couldn't resist as it's too cute.

Now I just have to find my sewing mojo again which I have somehow misplaced a while ago. Last week we spent a few days at the beach  (in Kota Kinabalu, that's on the Malaysian part of Borneo, in case you are interested) where we attended a wedding and I was hoping that it was waiting for me upon my return. But instead I have brought back a stinkin' cold and said mojo is still nowhere to be found.

Yesterday I made myself sit at the sewing machine, thinking once I start I might enjoy it. I manages to make this shopping bag for which I found the tutorial here.




















I was planning to make a few more for our Christmas fair, but I think I might try to make the next one a bit bigger. It's supposed to hold lots of stuff after all.


Till next time, when - hopefully -  I will have a bit more to show you.
Vreni x