Friday, 21 March 2014

A Quilt For My New Nephew Afeeq

I made this quilt as an excited aunt, for my new nephew baby Afeeq :)

I am used to using a mix of different fabrics for my quilts, mostly scrappy but this time I used a baby safari themed collection called Imaginarium from Camelot Cottons. The mix of soft turquoise, yellow and grey just exudes sweet elegance. I especially love all the prints! Each print showing a mama animal hugging their babies, so warm and sweet!

This quilt is a labor of love. I made 9 pinwheel blocks, sashed & bodered. But I machine stitched the binding because at that time my sister in law was already in labor!

Lucky I made it in time for this sweet boy to enjoy....

Afeeq Farhan bin Mohd Fathirrahman...the first born of my baby brother...such a cutie!

I have to say photographing a quilt is SO hard! I can't seem to get all of it in photos lol...but I love making this and will continue making more baby quilts...

Baby Afeeq is now almost 3 months old, already smiling & cooing. He is my 4 nephew (3 of whom are my sister's kids) and my parents' 7th grandchild. Here's to many more babies to cuddle and sew for!

Baby are loved!!!

Monday, 3 March 2014

I Love Making Mug Rugs

Yes, I do!

They are easy projects, almost instant gratification when I feel a bit bleh about sewing dresses yet not enough time for making a quilt. So I make mug rugs lol...

Last night, I finished this beauty. I designed it myself, a cottage chic mug rug made from mostly Lecien florals, which I adore and hoarded to no end...

I used a pretty natural linen fabric also from Lecien as backing as well as the binding, which I sew by hand. And I also added a delicate lace edging to complete the updated floral, linen & lace look. I love this style and colors but I need to sew more using these fabrics instead of just keeping them stashed away.

This is not my first mug rug. I have made a few for myself and friends. My first mug rug was this one made using the quilt-as-you-go method :

And later when I was still working I made this one for the office, and experimented on my free motion quilting :

Recently I made this as a gift, also using fmq and hand binding :

I plan to make more for sale too. Do you love mug rugs as much as I do? They are great scrap busting projects and quick too!


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