Quilt Challenge in Singapore

There’s an upcoming Quilt Challenge in Singapore in October and the theme is “Striptease”.  The terms and conditions state that the quilt should be pieced by strips not wider than 2.5″ and it should not be larger than a single bed size.

This is probably the first time I’ve heard of a quilt show in Singapore and I’m participating!  With my amateur skills, I know I’ll probably not win anything but decided to go for it anyway for the fun of it and to meet and learn from fellow quilters.

I happen to have a few jelly rolls/honey buns on hand, so that’s what I’ll use for my quilt.  Finally they could be put to good use!

I was thinking about my quilt design and finally decided on this pretty pinwheel quilt which I saw in the Moda Bake Shop:

http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/08/pinwheels-in-house-quilt.html

It’s pretty and simple enough to piece together.  With my limited time, I definitely can’t go for any complicated designs.  Not forgetting I only have four more months to work on it!

Here’s my WIP – what I have completed so far:

Squares cut from my honey bun and charm squares, ready to be pieced
Here’s the completed pinwheel blocks – 25 in total
Arranging one of the pinwheel blocks with the log cabin borders

I’m using the “Fresh Cottons” honey bun and “Fig and Plum” charm squares for this quilt – all from my favourite Fig Tree Quilts.  The finished size is 35″ x 35″.

I’ve finished arranging five blocks as of last night – 20 more to go!  It’s not easy to match the pinwheel blocks to the appropriate log cabin borders and this is where it gets all exciting!  This is such a fun quilt to work on and I can’t wait to complete it, so I’ll be in time to submit it for the quilt show.

WIP – Charmed Living Runner

Finished quilt top of table runner using charm squares

I’ve finished piecing the top of a table runner using all charm squares.  Used a pattern from Moda Bake Shop at the following:
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/07/charmed-living-runner.html

This runner is very easy to piece together and I think I completed it in just 5-6 hours (over three nights).

Just finished basting it together using poly batting and here’s how it looks like.  I’m using charm squares from Moda’s Nature Chorus by Fig Tree Quilts.

Quilt top with basting done

 I’ve even started a little FMQ using meandering designs.  However I’ve decided to stop for now and continue again after getting my quilting gloves and supreme slider as I’m having some difficulty maneuvering it under the needle, which has led to some uneven stitches.

Can you see the ugly and uneven FMQ stitches?