Saturday, August 16, 2014

Patchwork Crochet Edged Potholder


Been quiet around here lately. Off on holiday the last couple of weeks and now I am back in Canberra.

Been sewing a tiny bit here and there whenever I have some times in between chores, studies and other responsibilities. I love it how sewing can just bring me somewhere where I feel so myself.

Anyway, I joined over the #verycherryswap over on Instagram and got myself busy with some cherry fabrics. However, I haven't started any sewing for my swap partner just yet but I already have few ideas. She wanted something for the sewing room, and I think I have just the thing for that.


 In the meantime, I am making patchwork potholders for a special someone whose birthday is coming very soon. Can't resist the combination of theses fabrics altogether. I love scrappy stamp look.

I crochet the edges for a bit of vintage inspired look. Love them so much that I wanna keep them! So, I guess that is a good sign that it will be a great gift don't you think?

patchwork potholder

 Well, till next time! I have few quilts that needed quilting but I ran out of threads..... still waiting for the mail for them.. hopefully I will have bigger finishes soon to share.

Thank you for reading!


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Girlfriend's Wallet : Crafty week with my sister


I had an amazing sale for the Girlfriend's wallet last week, and I thank you each of you who have bought the pattern and support my endevour in pattern making. I wish all of you will try and make the wallet as it is soooo much fun!

Me and my sister spent most of our week together making the wallets in different fabrics. Liberty included. I really love wallet making. So satisfying.


The pattern will be on sale (only $5!) till Sunday 13th July 8.00pm EAST time. You can purchase the pattern here on Craftsy or here on Etsy.  The pattern includes 50+ photos to guide you through the wallet making process. You can even grab some more tips over on instagram with #girlfriendswalletsewalong or scroll down my instagram profile.

You can make the wallet with a scrappy quilted look too. It is up to you. Let your imagination fly. Share with me your finish work too. I would really love to see them!

The back of this #liberty wallet is as much fun. #patchwork #libertyfabric #sewing #handmade. Girlfriend's Wallet pattern still on sale on etsy and craftsy for only $5. Lets sew along with me #girlfriendswalletsewalong #girlfriendswallet #LMCpatternDid you know you can make this wallet with 3 fat 1/8th and one fat quarter? Perfect to use those precious #libertyfabrics I would say..the arrival of @polkadotteafabrics  #libertyclub just really got me working on this baby. #girlfriendswalletsewalong.My sister made a liberty patchwprk version of the 'girlfriend's wallet'.  Pattern still available on etsy and cratsy for $5. Offer ends Sunday 12th JulyUntitled
Linking up to finish it up friday and link a finish friday


Sunday, July 6, 2014

True Tones :: The Modern Patchwork Table Runner


A couple of days ago, I made these table runners.  Both the table runners were patched up in an evening. They were quick and simple. I finished the blue one that very day, but had stalled a while before quilting the red one. Now the red one is quilted, it is yet stalled to be binded. I will do it very soon, but let's share them with all of you first.



I love the simplicity of cutting without measurements, simple strips and fun quilting. The inspiration came from the cover of the book " Quilts made Modern by Weeks Ringle"

Modern Quilt _ Table runner

quilting close up

These both were gifts and really need to make me one myself. It is funny sometimes how fast you can sew for someone else, but yet find it so hard to find time to sew for yourself. I bet you if they were meant to be mine, they wouldn't be done yet. There is a bigger reason to stall when they're your own project. How about you. Do you feel the same? If not, how do you keep yourslef motivated to get that thing for yourself done and done?

Red modern patchwork table runner

Well, till next time - have a lovely Week ahead!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Girlfriend's Wallet on sale this week!


I will be sewing along more wallet this weekend and thought it would be fun to have more people joining over to sew some too! If you are on Instagram, follow me at amira_littlemushroomcap. If you want to join in making the wallet, feel free to tag #LMCpattern so that I can see your version!

For this week, I am putting up a little sale for the pattern which you can purchase here on Craftsy or here on Etsy for only $5!

Go grab it. The pattern includes almost 50 photos to guide you through the whole sewing process. I still love my wallet (the brown patchwork one) and it is still sturdy and great!
They make great gifts too. One unique gift.

Main Photo Main Photo2

Wallet pattern

Thank You!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Modern Medallion Quilt Along : Cross My Heart and Stuck in the Middle Border


 Welcome to my stop for the blog hop of the Modern Medallion quilt along. I see a lot of different versions coming along so well over at instagram #modernmedallion and over at facebook! It has been so much fun experimenting with a lot of improv, wonky style patchwork.

I have not have imagined that it is actually quite hard to get wonky look, but it was surely lots of fun.

Border 4 and 5 up

So how far have got to? This week, we can share our progress on the 4th and 5th border, which is the Cross My Heart and Stuck in The Middle. I continue with the rainbow wash theme with the crosses and decided to just go plain and white volume for the stuck in the middle border.

I did find one little trouble when putting these two borders, the crosses seams easily becomes undone and I had to sew back some of the stitches so that I don't get holes in my quilt. I guess it is because we trim them and the stitches can become quite loose.

Cross my Heart Border Prep modern medallionBorder 4 and 5 up_almost done!

Be extra careful not too stretch when putting on the 5th border on!

close up rainbow wash. border 5

Have a joyful journey finishing up the quilt! Lets link up your progress here:

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Modern Medallion Update : waving not drowning


Been slacking a bit on blogging, have been making lots of things in my sewing room, but haven't been sharing here much as I wanted to. Sometimes I came back home from lab and whole day in front of computer at school that I just simply don't want to stare at the computer screen any longer when I reach home.

Today I am sharing along my progress of the modern medallion quilt along (quilt pattern by twolittleaussiebirds). This week, our quilt along host is Kate Quilts, sharing her post on this week task : the Waving not Drowning border.

waving but not drowning border modern medallion

Since I didn't get the chance to share last week : the drunk geese and the plain jane, I update here those progress too. Last week, our host was Ms Midge : who already had finished her quilt and it's looking amazing! Go check it out!

So, keeping the rainbow wash theme, I pursued my medallion quilt with more rainbow scraps, though I had to piece scraps together to get the effect, I love that I don't need any large pieces to begin with. I love the scrappy look so much!

wonky geese _ modern medallion 

modern medallion progress

Come by again next week for my stop with the Cross My heart border and the framed border!

Till then, Have a great week!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

W.I.P : half square triangles


It's been a while since I post W.I.Ps.
I love that Instagram was able to keep myself updated, since I have very limited amount on the computer lately. Mainly it's because the computer room is so cold this winter!

I am currently working on many things, I find myself jumping from one project to another. I am loving it though, because lately my mood seems to change every second! So, depending on my mood, I pick up any w.i.p that I would like to work on and progress it even a slight bit.

One of the w.i.p I have to show you today is the Kaffe Fasset Shot Cotton Rainbow HST quilt.

Rainbow Shot Cotton Kaffe Fasset 

When it all began with lots of teeny HST. Chain pieced and trimmed to 1.5".

Rainbow Shot Cotton Kaffe Fasset _ half square triangles chain pieced

Trimming HSTs

Playing Rainbow HST on the design board

The finished HST measures 1", and it was of course, for me to get those points matched was impossible, so I am not bothered to be all perfectionist. This quilt will grow, I am making bigger HSTs for the future border.

For now, it sits nicely on my design board.

Rainbow HST Quilt -  a beginning 

Other W.I.Ps that I could think of right now :


Aviatrix Medallion Quilt : All pieces cut.
Modern Medallion : Onto my Fourth Border
Swoon Quilt : Need to baste and quilt!

Noodlehead duffelbag : all pieces cut, waiting to buy zipper

Will be updating more finishes soon. At least little things..

Thanks for visiting!
Linking up to :
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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