Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Quilts for Two Sisters

Pn. I first requested me to make 3 cushion covers for Mother's Day.

Then later she wanted me to make two quilts for both her daughters. I love applique very much especially hand applique. So for Pn. I's two daughters, I proposed that we make 2 similar quilts for the girls. The applique motifs and the designs are exactly the same except the size for baby sister Afifah is slightly smaller.

Pink and purple were chosen as the main colours. One quilt was machine appliqued, the other was hand appliqued. We combined both hand and machine quilting for both quilts.

It was really fun to see how the quilts developed as we appliqued the motifs and later quilted the quilts.

A close up of one of the blocks - hand appliqued and hand quilted.

These are the matching cushions for the quilts using the same colour scheme.

Afifah's quilt - hand appliqued and hand quilted blocks, free motion quilting for the border.

And here is Akilah's quilt - machine appliqued, hand quilted blocks and free motion quilting for the border as well.

The hand quilting of the blocks were really slow - however, my team and I managed to complete them beautifully, finally. Pn. I was very happy, so do we. It was the first time that we created something big (quilt) which are almost 100% identical.

It was a priceless experience. Thank you Pn. I for your support and trust.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sue Bonnet Applique Samples

I received some requests for Sue Bonnet applique blocks. One request comes from East M. I tried to forward the samples by email but the files are just too big. So here are some of the bigger samples that I have selected for her (the size are 3.5" x 5" to 5" x 6").
The colour combination of the fabric can be changed, that is, please tell me the main colour scheme only eg. pink and purple, green and yellow, red and pink etc. I will still add in other colours for the shoes, hat etc that will blend in with the main colour scheme.
State the background fabric either white tone on tone, off white tone on tone or other solid colours if you like. But the applique will stand out if it is done on a light coloured background.
I like to use small floral prints, polka dots and various Gemstone by Fabri Quilt.

This is one example of the applique done on a dark coloured fabric.

This is done on a white tone on tone.

This is done on a medium coloured fabric.

Here are the samples that you can choose from.

This is my favourite!

Please contact us for details. Hope to hear from you.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Sue Bonnet Tote

What can I say. Who doesnt love this Sue Bonnet applique. We made another tote using dark fabric.

A close up view of the applique.