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A busy month

Well, November is almost ended and I haven't written a single blog post. The last 2 months was quite a busy one for me. I'm trying to get my ETSY SHOP up and running again and starts taking custom orders. And also try my best to maintain my Facebook Page.
So, finally I started doing children umm..little girls dresses again and this time I put up a listing in my Etsy shop after a lot of encouragement from my dear friends Agnes and mbak Hany. All this time I'm making dresses for friends and relatives and I guess it's high time I take it a little further ^_^.
For the time being I'm offering a custom order for DIRNDLE dress. These ones I've made for Essy's daughter in Austria.

Second one is this birthday party dress. This one in the picture is my friend's cute daughter. I made the dress for her 1st birthday ^_^.

and of course this most versatile dress, peasant dress. Who doesn't love this dress. It's the most comfortable dress/top.
and also now I&#…

Desi Quilters October Challenge

This simple strip cushion cover I made for Desi Quilters October Challenge. The rule is to make STRIP quilted items of any size. So, I decided to make this cushion cover:


I used my emboss batik fabric which I brought from Indonesia on my last visit last July. I love the vibrant colors of this batik.


I did FMQ too!!! This my second serious try. I just moved the fabric without following any design and realized I should PRACTICE more. I really want to do in a bigger quilt. 







The Easiest Choco Cupcake

I found this recipe somewhere on the net (sorry forgot the website) and I've been using this few times. I don't cook or bake too often and when I do, I like doing something easy and fast ^^



So, here's my easiest Cupcake recipe (make 16)
Ingredients:
150 gr butter 150 gr ground sugar 175 gr flour 1 tsf baking powder 3 eggs 2 tbsp choco powder 1 tsf vanilla essence
Method: 1. Lightly beat the eggs with fork. 2. Put all ingredients + eggs in a bowl and mix it with low speed mixer for 2 mins or until it's soft and creamy. 3. Preheat your oven and line your cupcake tray with cupcake liners.Drop 1 tbs of the mixture. 4. Bake until done. 
If you're lucky it'll done in less than an hour ^^
Bon Apetit



Black n White Pinwheel Quilt

I've done my second custom order of big summer quilt. This one is 84" x 102". She asked for a black n white quilt for her son. So, since I love Pinwheel, I made this one for him. 
Done and delivered:

They were very happy with this one and the Pink and Lavender one. In the end, a happy customer is the biggest reward. They really made my day. 
More photos available in my Google + Album.
To see more about my quilt, visit my Facebook Page .
Thanks for stopping by...until then..
Happy Quilting


Sunny Bee #1 - Sunflower Applique Block

The first Queen bee for the Sunny Bee at Desi Quilters is Bhavani. She wants us to make sunflower block and here's my block. 

I'm not very good with applique but I love doing it sometimes. For this one, I made the template according to Bhavani's instructions and cut off 9 pcs petals on the interfacing and ironed in on the fabric. I'm using Easy Applique Tutorial.



 The starching part was really helpful and it really makes applique-ing a breeze. I thought of finishing it by hand but I didn't have much time in hand, so second best was using blanket stitch in my Bernette ^o^.


Until then....
Happy Quilting 


Pink and Lavender Quilt

Finally I did it!!. I'm so excited cos this is my biggest quilt so far. It measured 84" x 94". It takes rather long to finish cos I was not sure I can quilt such a big quilt in my home sewing machine =,=. 
So, here it is, my first custom order quilt: 

She wanted in Pink and Lavender. I  got the idea from one quilting magazine. It's basically a half log cabin block, I simply changed the arrangement of the blocks.  Luckily, I got a matching lavender paisley fabric. It's lightweight cotton which become soft after washing. 

This time I learned that taping your fabric nicely really helps in making the quilting sandwich. It makes the pinning process easier. 


Since the quilt is quite big, I used a faux binding ^_^...yep, I bound the quilt from the excess of the backing fabric. It's quite tricky but I managed. I guess this is the best binding option if you're making a big quilt. Get a matching or contrast fabric and voila you'll get an interesting binding ^_…

Quilting Bee

This one I made for Vidya, the queen bee of the month of September. I call it a tetris block. Let see if I can come up with something else. Since the queen bee doesn't give any specific instruction just it has to be MODERN with lots of NEGATIVE SPACE. So till the month is up, hopefully I'll be able to make something else.


This wonky log cabin I made 2 months back for Vidya

And this one is for Veena. 

This is my first time joining a quilting bee and I'm having a lot of fun making and learning new block every month. Currently I'm in 2 bees with Desi Quilters, the second one I join is called Sunny Bee. Quoting from the blog "The theme is the 'Sun' and all that it means to you. Its all about living life 'Sunny Side Up". So, yes, it's going to be a lot more FUN...
Happy Quilting


N more fabric

OK, now it's official...I'm a fabricaholic. I vowed to buy less fabric and yet when I saw these ones today at the market I just couldn't resist it  x_x

I simply love the prints and can't stop my self. My favorite is the pink one. Which one is yours?
Happy Quilting

Fruity Orange Quilt

Yes, that's what I call this one. Its been a UFO for a year. I was hooked on Amanda Jean's blog with her easy to follow  QALs n then out of nowhere I decided to try this 36 patch QAL  . There was supposed to be a yellow blocks  too but I ran out of fabric so I just used these 2 colors.
It was fun to make...and to see I actually have the guts to piece all those blocks is still shock me even now...LOL. this is one of my first attemp on serious quilting. And the biggest so far. Do I sound proud?? Well..I do LOL..
So here are few pics of my Fruity Orange



Now, it's sitting pretty is my room waiting for the weather to get colder then I can snuggle up under this one ^^
oh and if you want to see how others are doing you can visit Crazy Mom's Quilt Flickr Page. It's just so inspiring to see what others are doing in Flickr ^^.
Until then...Happy Quilting





Cathedaral Windows continues QAL # 3

This is the last one of Cathedral Windows QAL series at Desi Quilters. It's using traditional method which is my favorite because it really has a different charm when finished. Though the ironing part is a bit tidious (at least for me..LOL)..but I love the end result of this method. If you like to make one, hop over to Chumkie's blog to see the detail instruction.



and to assemble the cushion cover I use tutorial from  WARMTH IN THE NORTH which give a perfect finish for my cushion. Now, I'm thinking of making a big one with this and I can use up all my scrap for that...hmm....

and this the 2 CW Cushion made using different method

Happy Quilting


Learning Cathedral Windows

I've been wanting to learn cathedral windows block but too scare to start until Chumkie who blogs at My Favorite Things  started a QAL in Desi Quilter's. It looks so complicated in the beginning but with Chumkie's clear instruction and see other's result, finally I managed to do it and had LOTS of FUN making them. 
The First CW QAL is Orange Peel Method.  It  is a bit tricky because you have to make it as round as possible. I made  cushion cover  with two colors, polkadots red and solid white. 






The Second one is using Flying Geese Method, which I like. I decided to use my Indonesian batik in 4 different colors for the foundation, and polkadots (again) for the window panes. And here's the result:



For more pictures you can visit my album HERE and HERE
Now, I'm off to do the 3rd CW QAL..wish me luck ^_*
Happy Quilting





Tutorial: Let's make a headband

I love wearing this headband under my scarf. It holds my hair in place plus it's not slippery since it's made of cotton. This headband is very popular..even little girls love it, cos it's so comfortable to wear. 
Now, let's get down to business.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1. Rectangle fabric measuring 12" x 9" 2. Strip of fabric 2.5" x 11"  3. 1/2" elastic : 5" 
HOW YOU DO IT:
1. Sew  0.5"  hem of the rectangle on both sides



2. Make a tube from the strip of fabric. Once the tube is ready, insert the elastic like the picture below:


3. Now, your covered elastic is ready. Put it in the middle of the rectangle (length wise) RIGHT side facing you. Pin in place


4. Make pleats and put it on top of the elastic with the edge/hem  ON TOP. Do the same with the other half.




5. Stitch in place. Double stitch if necessary.


6. Repeat STEPS 3, 4, 5 with the other side.
7. and YAY, you made it...now go and make few...it makes a nice gift too..;). Even my son loved …

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