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Learning how to quilt

You may have noticed that I am pretty undecisive about my blog template. I’ve been changing it almost too often these past weeks… and I’ve not been posting much either.

Inspirations I have a lot… from you and yours… each and everyone of your creative deeds and daily lives inspire me to create… But time I have very little. With the pressure of my day job (even though I work from home) and people around me demanding for my time… by the end of the day I am just exhausted {plus the age thing coming in… hehehe}.

Here’s some crafty bits I’m trying to accomplish.

circle patch quilt

Teaching myself how to quilt. Still very green in using the blanket stitch function on my sewing machine… and learning the technique of quilting.

Lesson 1 ~ I should have use an interfacing… see photo below – how the fabric pull while I sew blanket stitch all around? *sad* It’s ok I guess.. so now it’s time to decide what fabric to use for the back.
circle patch quilt

Lesson 2 ~ See I was trying to create the Zig-zag pattern, but after sewing all the triangles… I noticed that my zig-zags have a “blunt” tip *oh gwak*… {but at least they are consistently “blunt” all over… :P}… so ugly!!! Oh well… I decided to stop this quilt and make use of this tiny piece to make a flex frame pouch.

zig zag yellow polkadots quilt

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My Creative Space 14-06-10

I decided to join My Creative Space at kootoyoo. Then realised it starts every Thursday… but anyway… here’s the post… i will note that for future 😉

My workspace 14-06-10

This is what I’ve been up to since yesterday. Cutting and cutting lots of square blocks for a 2 projects. And I got a new rotary cutter (the blue one)!! It is small and cute… and it comes with perforated blades too! Yay!

I like!
Can you imagine.. from my many years of sewing this and that… it’s only now I started using rotary cutter. And they are super wonderful!
Rotary Cutters

Oh.. did I mention… those grid rulers up there… they’re new too! My cousin Annette ordered online for me. Thanks Annette! Double YAY!

In the mean time… what’s taking up my tiny creative space are 40 spools of crystal thread… which was delivered today. They are for my other project at church ~ Rosary making ~ one of our BEC is making 1200 Rosaries to be donated to people in Russia and Afrika. Tomorrow we’re be packing them up and distributing to volunteers to make the Rosaries !
Spools of Crystal Thread

I also printed more of my Whimsy Loft labels… this time I tried a new print-on fabric from Japan. Will list this fabric in my online shops as soon as the stock comes in!
New labels for Whimsy Loft

Have a great day!

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good mail

Today, Mr. Postman brought me 2 parcels. Made my day.

Aren’t these super fabulous fabric? These are my current favourites :-)
Horses Fabric

Russian dolls Fabric

The 2nd parcel is from Kate of Fox Lane, all the way from Australia. I won this in her SMS giveaway 2 weeks ago. Thank you Kate! The screen printed tree on the green vintage fabric is absolutely fabulous. I know just what to do with this fabric…
Win from SMS 17 May 2010

Do you like my fabrics?