After making a pair for The Batik Boutique, I decided to make my own.


This pieced cover is 18″ square.


These others covers are 16″ square.mar4_14_3 mar4_14_4All of these comes in pairs. You have an option to purchase with or without the cushion inserts.

Making Quillows

One more item can be striked out off the want-to-do list.

Quillow – quilt + pillow.  For my case, I use two pieces of fabric sandwiching the batting.

This is my second quillow order for The Batik Boutique.


The quillow. I loved how the size is very similar to a standard pillow.IMG_7950

A close-up of the quilting.IMG_7952

All folded up to be stuffed into the pillow case.

IMG_7959The pillow case is attached to the quilt.

with The Batik Boutique.

I started using Velcro but it was not working. There were some tearing of the inner vinyl side.

So now, we are using zippers … after facing my fears of zippers head on. After over 100 snack packs made with zippers, we are on a roll.


NNC’s hexagon exchange

For the past few years, I have limited myself to the number of exchanges that has been organised by the great NEEDLESnCRAFT, NNC group. However, due to some prompting I have joined the latest  exchange.

The exchange requires us to make two (2) flowers out of seven (7) hexagon petals. Some of the participants have stated how they want the flowers to be.

It is nothing new for me. I have made a queen size quilt out of hexagons for my parents eons ago (it is now very thin since I used polyester batting).

I have fabric for the petals so I just pull out from my stash or leftover from my previous projects.

There are also a lot of paper hexagon templates I have made for a mobile project. That will have to be put at the back burner since my hands do ache if I do too much hand crafting.

These blue prints (as requested by my partner) are from previous quilts.

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A customer has passed over two different Japanese fabrics to be incorporated into quilts.

Her prerequisite is to design the quilt so that it will showcase the Japanese fabric.

All the measurements were made to fit a queen size quilt. Huge borders were use to make up for the size of the quilts.

Close up of one of the fabric:


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I used Leah Day‘s Paisley quilting for the centre. The rest of the quilt (not including the Japanese fabric) is normal stippling.


This is the second Japanese fabric and its matching pillow cases. The fabric is softer and easier to quilt over. Thus, the whole quilt has been stippled.




These quilts will start a journey to the owner who is now residing in Turkey. Updated on Aug 24 – the quilts only left the house today.

Helping out my sis

with her new venture – selling Fareeda’s headscarfs which is a big hit here in Malaysia. There is not much in stock but what is available is here. If you are interested in the headscarfs, you can email me at zarina.craft@gmail.com.

IMG_7717Pin art by my five-year-old niece.

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