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#1 Block and a little update

Last week has been a little slow on sewing side. And now the summer holidays is around the corner so I have to think of how to keep my energetic sons busy. I enroll them into a summer camp sort of things, so that will keep them amused for sometimes. 

Meanwhile, I managed to finish my (yet again) table runner. Yup, the zig zag quilt one. I was thinking of giving a white border (sash?), but it wasn't look good so I opened it again and decided not to give any border. Instead I chose red polkadots as a backing & binding.  What do you think?




There was a little bit binding left and one morning I made this pencil holder out of Fox can..now it looked more decent, don't you think?



So, now the #1 block of the BLACK & WHITE Quilt Along of Crafty gemini....(sorry my progress is very very slow). What do you think? It's fun to work with and can't wait to finish the next block. I have to play hide and seek with my little one since he always after my precious rotary cutter..:P





Thank you for stopping by....happy crafting


Blue Knotted Dress and everything else


I've been a bit busy recently. Not so much of sewing though. I still have the Red zig zag runner to finish. However I was so excited with my new toy..Olfa rotary cutter which I finally bought from Yvette at Etsy. She's so nice to double wrap it without any additional charge.


I found this nice blog of Crafty Gemini where she gives video tutorial on sewing. Recently Vanessa started a Black & White Quilt A Long . I'm going to participate (yay!), since I've been wanting to make quilt for my sons. I hope I can finish it. It's going to be my first big quilt. So here what I've got:



And one more thing, I made this knotted dress for my friend's niece. Got the fabric from one of my regular shop. It's the last 1.5 yards fabric. I love the color, it's perfect for summer. I was thinking of yellow solid for the strap but I didn't have it in stock so I went ahead with the blue one instead.



 End of this week, my sons mid term assessment will start, so all the sewing craft related will be put on the back seat for awhile...until then...Happy Crafting




Hour Glass Table Runner

Yup, it’s done. Yesterday I just couldn’t stop my self to finish it.  I settled for burnt orange backing and I used thin foam as a batting (still no luck with the batting, the company I wrote to only take bulk orders ). For the binding, I was thinking of a lime green fabric, but I didn’t have it in stock and I went for the 2nd best, the green polkadots. I guess it’s not look bad..don’t you think?

               hour glass-4               

 hour glass-5


I pieced the squares using my DIY Quilting Rulers. Well, I must say I’m quite happy with it. I guess I will make a bigger one:). 
This one I quilted by machine. I was thinking of doing free motion but not sure how will I do it since I don’t have a proper shoe for that. I think I will do small quilt (maybe a pot holder?) and will use it as a practice piece for my free motion.
hour glass-3    

                              
  hour glass-2

I ‘found’ this nice corner in my SIL’s drawing room where it has a perfect lighting in the afternoon


Now, I already thinking of another runner project to try, but I got to finish few custom orders and I saw  SKIRT WEEK at Crafterhours. I don’t know whether I will be able to make one but I really  want to try. As it is I got several fabrics which I thought I’ll make skirts. PLUS…check out the PRIZES…..Hmmm…let’s see….


Until then……happy crafting
Phiphi SIGNATURE

WIP Wednesday: Hour Glass Table Runner


I hate to unpick stitches:(. This orange squares have gone through a lot. I love the fabric and wanted to make table runner. First I just put the squares together and put a solid white in the middle, but it didn't look good. And since i hate unpicking it, I thought of doing some applique works on the solid or some hand embroidery. Again it was not good.



So I decided to unpick (yay) n make hour glass squares instead. N been playing with layout ideas the whole afternoon. Can't wait to finish it.

 

 This is what's I've done so far. The backing fabric is from one if my Tunic.


Happy Crafting everyone..:)