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I have stumbled upon this #mayisformakers by LR Stitched from one of my favourite quilting blog. Even though we are halfway through May, I shall just jump in.

In my Etsy store ZarinaCraft, I will slowly relist my hand dyed threads (HDTs) – I have rewind the thread into proper skeins but I made a mistake of using a different prop in winding the final skein. So I need to take photos of the actual skein you will get.

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Support 5 independent makers in 5 weeks (well the remaining weeks). Play along and and comment here that you have made a purchase from my Etsy store,  and on Friday I’ll pick a winner to get a giveaway goodie from me. The goodie will be sent together with your purchase. For Malaysians who wants to purchase directly, is entitled for a chance to win the goodies.

For more details, you can read it here.

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I will be running two classes (with limited spaces) at Spotlight The Mines on Saturday, Apr 29.

Dedicated to beginners and those with zero basics.

Best part, you do NOT have to bring a sewing machine. Spotlight has generously offered the use of their machines.

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I have been commissioned to make a baby quilt out of a customer’s baby clothes.

It all starts with a pile of baby clothes.renu-quilt-13She wanted a smooth quilt but I recommended to add small parts of the clothes such as pockets and bows. There is a piece with a 3-dimensional flower and two strings of beads missing in the photo. [Edited: the flower is at the left bottom corner.]renu-quilt-1

Since there were big pieces left, we continued by making a stuffed tortoise.renu-tortoise

And here is a photo of the set.renu-quilt-7

Again, I was contacted by a Malaysian who is residing away from Malaysia.

She started this lap quilt three years ago when one of her friend guided her in the process. All the pieces for the top was even cut up.

She chose all the fabrics with the Japanese designs which I love too. There were a few seams I had to repair of the quilt top but it went real fast.

The squares were 10 inches finished.quilting-service-japanese-fabric

From the back of the quilt, you can see the free motion quilting I did.quilting-service-japanese-fabric-2

Here is a close up of my favourite fabric and the corners. I have now almost perfected my machine sewn binding.quilting-service-japanese-fabric-3

If you need help in finishing your quilt, you can contact me.

A blooming bonsai

I completely forgot about this post until https://africanbirding.wordpress.com/ reblogged two of my posts on bonsai.

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This bonsai was created at least five (less than ten) years ago. It has bloomed once but only several flowers.

This time round, it was quite a handful. I love it when the flowers should come out.

The palm  tree on the left was moved to the pot a few months back and the root is not big enough to show above the soil.

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A Blue Lemony Star Quilt

Happy New Year to all and hope that 2017 gives good fortune and health to all.

This quilt block the Lemony Star or also known as the Eight Star, has been in my bucket list for a long while. A customer asked me to make a queen size quilt for her mother-in-law. One of the option was this and she chose it – syukur.

This is really out of my comfort zone since I don’t use cream in my quilts. However, I just love the fabric which had skipped my attention until a customer pointed it out at Spotlight The Mines Malaysia.blue-lemony-star

The basting stage done in the living room. Thankfully the size is just nice without needing to move the furniture too much.blue-lemony-star-2

A close-up of the completed quilt. I just did a simple stitch in the ditch outlining the stars. blue-lemony-star-3

For the past few weeks, I have been blessed with my quilting orders that have come almost none stop – and it looks like 2017 will be the same. Insyallah.

The customer did the appliqué of the Sunbonnet Sue done by hand, all within three months. The customer opted for the polyester batting hence the extra puffy-look. She gave me all the materials needed. Again I had to shift the furniture to accommodate for the basting.

The quilt on my bed. Does it look just right in my bedroom?sue-sunbonnet-quilt

A close-up of some of my favourite blocks.sue-sunbonnet-quilt-2

For all corners including the  #blocks, she used the mitered method. I salute her.sue-sunbonnet-quilt-3

If you have a quilt top but cannot finish it for whatever reason, you can send it to me. WA at 60162222004.

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