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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.

Zarina Craft

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.

That time of the year again

One of my two 8 year old niece loved puzzles and games – just like her aunty. One of my favourite: what starts as a circle and ends up in triangles? batik-tree-skirt

These are this year’s The Batik Boutique’s tree skirts. She wanted an identical of one of the skirts but I did not have enough batik for it.

batik-tree-skirtsThis is a close up of the quilted tree skirt.

And yes, have you got the answer to the puzzle above? Its the PIZZA!

By the way, these tree skirts starts with triangles and ends up as circle.

I am thankful to receive a king size quilt order with my asking price. The customer wanted this for her hubby’s birthday but the lead time was too short. So, I suggested that we move it to Christmas.

She chose the palette combining both hers and hubby’s favourite colors.

A commonly heard phrase: green with envy. How did it came about? From Wikipedia: The expression “green-eyed monster” (me: the monster referring to envy or jealousy) was first used by William Shakespeare in Othello: “it is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.” Shakespeare also used it in the Merchant of Venice, speaking of “green-eyed jealousy.”

To add to that, did you know that there are many other common expressions that was coined by Shakespeare. Among others: all’s well that ends well, break the ice, for goodness sake, knock knock who’s there, laughing stock. You can see a more comprehensive list here http://www.pathguy.com/shakeswo.htm.

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The basting was done in the living room. I had to move some furnitures to make way for the quilt. This is one of three work-in-progress quilts done within a month which needed to move the furniture.basting

The photoshoot was done at the bridge heading into Presinct 2 Putrajaya. The mosque as the background is the Putra Mosque. quilt-order-2

What happened when I tried my best to make sure the quilt won’t fly away. quilt-order-3

And finally the quilt on the steps leading up to the Ministry of Finance, Presinct 2 Putrajaya.quilt-order

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