Today is my day on 2014 New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop hosted by Beth @ Plum and June. I'm so excited to be a part of such special event. For those who don't know me yet and who may know some about me, 'welcome' to my blog and please allow let me introduce myself once again. I'm Bee from Bangkok, Thailand. I used to work in IT industry, but now I'm a full time housewife.
|My husband and I when we was travelling in Northern Thailand|
I started sewing 2 years ago since my husband bought me a second hand sewing machine from his colleague. At that time, I had no idea how to use it, so he learned from the colleague, the seller, then he taught me when he came back from work. Is it amazing? I learned how to use the sewing machine from my husband!
Since then, I have been addicted to sewing everything, e.g. purse, bag, device case, scarf etc., until I got to know the art of quilting. Patchworks & quilts became the majority of my works, and luckily I have had a chance to learn quilting from a famous Japanese quilter, Akemi Shibata. She is so inspiring to me, and I feel more than happy every time that I join the class.
Here're some of my favorite works. They are all hand pieced & quilted. I used the sewing machine only at bindings.
|Sea Themed Wall Hanging|
|Orange Peel & Double Wedding Ring Placemat|
|This bag is designed by my sensei, Akemi Shibata. I only did following the pattern.|
|The flower at the center is designed by Akemi Shibata.|
Here's a little bit more about me.
Color : Pink & Green
Movie : Up, Totoro, X-men, Inception, Julie and Julia
Book : The Last Lecturer, The Da Vinci Code
Music : Jim Brickman, Richard Clayderman
Food : Rice with Thai style omelette (or "Kai- Chiao" in Thai), Tom Yum, Tuna sushi
Dessert : Chocolate Cake
Dream trip : Maldives, Switzerland, Prague
I also have some tips to share with you, although I have only little experience.
If you don't have a patchwork board, which is a bit pricey, you can use a super fine grit sandpaper instead. It can prevent the fabric slipping when marking lines around template and doesn't harm the fabric at all. Here is mine.
I sticked the superfine grit sandpaper on small plywood and made a jacket for it.
I always put the best picture at the first place in each post because it will be shown in Bloglovin feed. I hope that the pic can catch people eyes.
Well, I believe you know me better now. Before you leave, I have a question for you. Do you usually name things around you, e.g. car, etc.? I'm thinking to name my sewing machine now. Let me know what yours is.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Please also check out other talented quilting bloggers as listed here.
Sharon @ Color Girl
Serena @ Sew Giving
Carmit @ Quilting Rainbows
Jehn @ Jehnny And The Boys
Jenny @ Jack's Room
Deborah @ Sunshine Through The Rain
Jennifer @ A Quarter Inch From The Edge
Jane @ Where Jane Creates
Carla @ Granny Maud's Girl