Friday, July 3, 2009

Labour of Love

Yes I finally managed to sew AND finish a quilt. If you know me, you'd know how significant this is because I haven't sewn for ages! I have resolved that I would sew more, just didn't have the energy or the inclination.

This one I made for Amalina's teacher at preschool. Just as a gesture of appreciation for her kindness and warmth towards Amalina. After our experience at her previous school where I wasn't pleased at all, Miss Jessy is like a ray of sunshine. I remember sending Amalina one morning when she all all teary eyed and less than enthusiastic and Miss Jessy greeted her with enthusiasm and asked her how she was and if she missed her teacher at all because "I missed you a lot Amalina! Did you miss me?"

And that warmed Amalna's little heart immediately and she decided to stay for the day! Mummy was relieved that Amalina was in safe hands!

It took me awhile to work on the label. I had hoped to do more with my 440 QE embroidery but even this bit took me about half a day.

I quilted the border free hand with hearts. I have to say that I am rather proud with the end result.

So lets hope I'll be able to finish another quilt before next summer!!


Joy McD said...

Oh Siti!!!!! It is beautiful!!!! Yay!! You are back in the land of quilters!!!!

The lable is lovely, and your quilting is fantastic!! Well done :)

Did you end up finding a dongle or was that stitch on the machine anyway?

It is school holidays here and I hope to do a bit of sewing with a friend next week, and some on my own. I did start another project - yoyos - which I can do wherever I am.. I've got a picture on my new blog.

Hope you are having a good summer,

Lots of love,


Sunflora said...

Hey Joy!

I was lucky that Ali got me a dongle!

That alphabets for the label was from the embroidery module. The hearts was freehand quilting using the BSR.

I saw your yoyo quilt!!! So exciting! And I saw your house block of the month thing and is intrigued!!

Keep on quilting!

Joy McD said...

Oh I'm glad he got you a dongle! Now I need to see some creations from you!!!

How I would love to have the BSR.... sigh...! One day, Inshallah!



alice said...

It has been a very long time!!
I love your quilt. I have become just as addicted to quilting as you and Joy are and had a nice fabric shopping spree in the states a couple of weeks ago. Now I must get busy and use it up. Hope you are doing well. I can't believe your little one is in school already. Time really does fly.
Love, Alice