My Little Quilter

Over the past two weeks, I’ve been imparting my sewing and quilting skills to Edith, who has lots of time on her hands after the school exams.  I thought a mug rug would be something interesting and easy to start with and she jumped at this idea.  She chose the mistletoe mug rug design which I purchased from Etsy recently.  There’s reasonable piecing involved and appliqued design didn’t seem too tedious for a beginner.

The sewing lessons were seamless and much easier than I imagined!  She didn’t gawk or withdraw in fear at the machine, but picked things up pretty quickly!

This is what she had completed last Sunday afternoon.

Mug rug top

Mug rug top

Mug rug with applique

Mug rug with applique

She’s working on the mistletoe appliques right now, and very soon, we’ll be working on the quilting and binding, which I hope will not prove to be too challenging!

This is such a nice item to make for Christmas, don’t you agree?  :)

Progress for Joys of Christmas Quilt

I’ve been working hard on the Joys of Christmas Quilt and finally finished the quilt top this evening.  This is such a beautiful and fun project to do and definitely one that brings me lots of joy!  I’m surprised how easy it is to put the top all together and how gorgeous it looks when completed.

I’ll be basting it over the next few days.  I may not have time to work on it over the next two weeks due to Ponine’s school exams but will target to have everything completed by end November to be in time for Christmas.

Can’t wait to get it hung up on the wall for Christmas!  :)

Step 1 involves sewing the red diamonds inner borders to the quilt panel
Top and bottom borders pieced to quilt panel consisting of 5 blocks each
The completed quilt top with four strips of borders in various prints

Joys of Christmas Quilt

The time has come again where we are entering into fall and very soon Christmas will come knocking on our doors!  I missed sewing a Christmas project last due to Edith’s PSLE (well, my resolution is to sew a Christmas project every year!).  Therefore, I must stick through to my resolution this year!

Here’s a sneak preview of what I’m sewing for Christmas.  It’s the “Joys of Christmas” wall quilt featuring the “12 Days of Christmas” fabric collection by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched.

When I first set my eyes on this gorgeous collection months ago, I was absolutely head over heels in love with it!  Primitive Christmas theme + my favourite classic Christmas Carol…what more can I ask for?  The quilt panel is absolutely beautiful!
I’ve started working on this exciting new project since last weekend.  So far, I’ve had all fabrics cut and organised and the stars appliqued onto the respective fabrics.  Piecing starts this weekend and should not take any longer than 2 weeks to complete!
The 5 appliqued squares which will go into the quilt

Snapshot of the “12 Days of Christmas” collection for quilt

Gorgeous quilt panel featuring the 12 Days of Christmas

My Completed Projects

Sharing some projects that I’ve completed so far.
Baby quilt entitled “Secret Garden” which I made during my Basic Quilting Class in 2008
Christmas star table runner completed in Dec 2009
Buttercup quilted cushion completed in 2009
 Christmas Tree Wall Quilt completed in Dec 2010
My latest completed project in May 2011 – “Scraps of Love”, a single bed quilt which was quilted specially for Edith