Hello! Today is the first day of Quilt Petite Blog Hop and I'm so thrilled to have snagged the place to be the first blogger to share what I have made from this really amazing book.
I have this "girl-crush" thing for Sedef Imer coz everything she makes is just oh-so-pretty. From color coordination to pattern design to sewing techniques, Sedef has them all. No doubt. I told myself I had to get this book no matter what just by looking at the enticing book cover. Truly, this book speaks wonders of how small patchwork sewing can bring joy to daily life. Every page is eye candy with pops of colours and close up shots of the beautiful projects from cushion to placemat to noticeboard and of course, mini quilts. Sedef's sewing is very precise and delicate as seen from the pictures. That's one of the reasons why I love Sedef's work so much.
There are many techniques shared in the book so you can learn a whole lot even by just flipping the first few pages. Reading is easy and instructions are simple to follow. One major brownie point of this book is that all templates are in actual sizes. It makes sewing so much more enjoyable without the need to enlarge or shrink templates.
Okay here's what I made from Quilt Petite book. Two things. Oh well, I just couldn't stop at one.
First sewing: Bon Appetit Placemat
This one is completely handsewn and handquilted. Most of the projects in the book can be handsewn from what I see. You just need a little more patience and time. I used my favourite floral fabrics just like what Sedef did! I wanted to follow her style of dreamy flowery fabrics.
I am in awe with how Sedef designed the templates so they all match when lined up. It was so therapeutic to sew this project.
Since we don't use placemat at home, I asked my daughter if she would like to draw something so I can practice sewing illustration. She gamely drew her "favourite elephant drink water in the jungle". Then I added "Thailand" word for a good memory that I made this in Thailand.
It's going to be a placemat for the flower vase instead.
I wrote in IG the other day that "I think I'm going a little overboard with this lace thing". I still feel the same way looking at it now. But I LOVE IT.
I even sewn an adorable fabric tag at the back. Even if no one will flip over to see.
This is the full view of the placemat. A little wonky perhaps because of hand quilting without hoop. Just pins but it sure does look handmade and cozy for the centre table!
Second sewing: Scattered Stars
This sewing is a completely surprise for me coz I didn't plan to do it this way at all. It was supposed to be a mini wall quilt like Sedef's but because of my slow handsewing, I had to forgo all my initial ideas of making five coloured stars. I think Sedef will not mind at all I hope!
So I call it Scattered Stars Zippy Long Pouch. It's pretty long-ish about 12" length.
I took some time to handsew the patchwork stars even though they are not so difficult. I think it might be easier to handsew than paper piece.
I have to show you the handsewing stitches at the back.
The stars are the medium sized ones. The floral zipper adds a little charm to the pouch. I chose the zipper before deciding how to make the pouch to accommodate the zipper length. It's a weird way but it's my preferred way.
This pouch is not totally handsewn as planned. Only the stars are handsewn. All the other quilting and sewing are done by my trusty sewing machine late into the night. I think it did a pretty good job.
I quilted around the stars to make them pop.
Pretty floral pink fabric for interior just makes my heart flutter.
I hope I didn't deviate too much from the original version of Scattered Stars in the book! I really love the one in the book with scrappy big, medium and small stars.
These are the two things I made from Quilt Petite book! I hope you enjoyed reading them!
Sedef will be giving away a book+fabrics+lots zakka goodies at the end of the blog tour so do stop by her blog! Everyday from today till December 11, there will be a super talented blogger sharing what she has made from the book. Here's the list for the Quilt Petite Blog Hop:
November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (intro + giveaway)
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art (that's me!:))
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (wrap up + giveaway winner)
You can buy this fantastic book from Book Depository and Amazon.