Sunday, November 06, 2005

My passion...

Farm baby quilt (2001)

Close-up of Farm baby quilt (2001)
(with paper-pieced animal design by Margaret Rolfe)

Noah's Ark Quilt (2001)
with paper-pieced animals design by Margaret Rolfe

Andy with his boat T-shirt

Laura wearing a T-shirt with a lion patchwork

My hands are itching to sew again. It's been some time since I've indulged my creative side. Time to dust my sewing machine and start making something! This month, I'll be attending a workshop by quilter/teacher, Jenny Bowker. Check out her beautiful quilts!

Eventually, I will like to explore the different designs and artforms in Malaysia to create something which is uniquely Malaysian. Recently, I saw a "kolam" design which is of a stylized peacock. Beautiful! Now to translate that into a quilt. Wow!


Blogger Lian said...

Hi Min,
Waaaaah, soooo nice lah your patchwork. If can I also want to learn but don't know if I have the patience. Plus in the creativity pool, I am at the shallow end. Boo hoo!

With regards to the intellingences of breastfed babies, I am also biased to say they are smarter. But sometimes that is not to the parent's advantage. I'm sure you know what I mean. Hehehe.

11:48 am  
Blogger Min said...

Ai Lian, I didn't think I could sew too until someone showed me how. You obviously have an interest, so should be able to learn lah. I know I'm supposed to show you how. School hols, ok? Promise...

12:49 pm  
Blogger Baby Smooches said...

the patchwork are very, very nice.... my mum's good at it too, but I'm totally hopeless.

3:41 pm  
Anonymous midnite lily said...

hey, i remember those quilts! *^_^* again min, they're gorgeous!

3:44 pm  
Blogger XMOCHA! said...

very fine work Min..congrats, u should keep nurturing ur talent.
Its a great idea to incorporate Msian themes and symbols.

i bought a half-completed quilt from the charity bin at the flea market recently, fell in love with it because it was quilted out of batik pieces, to me, that's very Msian too.

11:55 pm  
Blogger Min said...

Thanks so much for the compliments! Yes, working with batik is something I will like to do too. In fact, I have a wallhanging of a lit Christmas tree which were made with batik pieces.

12:04 am  
Anonymous a&a'smom said...

Min, very talented! Even the Laura's bday dress u sewed looked great! Wish I could sew too.

12:53 pm  
Blogger Min said...

I will be happy to conduct some informal classes on patchwork and quilting. May I know who are interested? If you're interested, please reply to these questions:

1. Weekday or weekend?
2. Late morning or afternoon?
3. Will 2 x 3-hour classes be ok?
4. Do you have a sewing machine?

6:58 pm  

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