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A couple of months ago I made this quilt but never got to share with you here on the blog.

This was a really super quick quilt. Big blocks and no measurements really. I just slash and sew – then trim to size. I love this line, super cute for unisex babies. The fabrics are all from Giraffe Crossing by Riley Blake.


Baby Quilt - Perfect baby gift



I really enjoyed the simple stippling on this quilt.
Riley Blake Baby Quilt 2
Riley Blake Baby Quilt - simple and quick



The backing with leftover strips. All random. No measurements really.
Riley Blake Baby Quilt - simple and quick 2



I guess nothing beats stripey binding! Yeah?
Riley Blake Baby Quilt


Baby quilts are fun, quick and much loved. Now the quilt lives with a cute baby and am so happy to see it being used.




Today I am going to share with you a wonderful swap package I receive from Lynda , my swap partner assigned for this Very Cherry Swap.  Tina (emilyannkloset) started the swap over on instagram with hashtag #verycherryswap.

I am amira_littlemushroomcap in Instagram by the way.

On a lovely Monday holiday, I receive this bundle of package full of cherry goodness! I love all of them, especially the lip balm (I am a sucker for lip balm) and the pouch! oh and the cute socks! Truely, I love all of them, can’t really pick a favourite. Look at that cute pom pom ric rac on the pillow case. Just perfect.

I am very thankful to have such a lovely partner, Lynda and the efforts she puts in all the things she made here. It was all very lovely indeed.

All goodies in one pic. Lucky Me

Cherry Swap received

So much of happy cherries!

all goodies in one

The coasters are perfectly cherry too!

cherry coasters

In return, this is the package I sent her. I love this swap as this swap embraces that we have each other as swap partners.

All packed in a cherry bag I had saved from my last trip cherry picking last year. Another fun thing about this swap is that I squeal everytime I see anything cherry, knowing that I could include it in the swap package. So this bag was definitely one squeal!

very cherry packaged in a reusable cherry bag

Here are the things in the package:

The main one was the mini quilt made from simple granny squares in Lori Holts’ fabric.

all in one sent

A pin cushion made with fussy cut 1/2 inch hexies and super cute cherry tag I found when I was back in Malaysia :

Very Cherry Pin cushion

very cherry tag on on pincushion

A sweet charm with a cherry on top! (printables available for free here). So easy to customize your gift with a certain theme with free printables!

Sweet as Icecream with cherry on top charm

Another customized with the same printable.

packaging in a very cherry package

She loves lady bug, so I bought lady bug button and stuck them onto the printable too. Made a diary so cherry with the same printable.

I print and cut out cupcake wrappers with the free printable available here.

Deco with printables

Made simple stickers from them too.

Cupcake wrapper

Made the mini quilt label with a bit of embroidery. Can you spot some cherries in the free motion quilting I did on this quilt?

mini quilt label

The very cherry pouch, embelished with a cute lady bug zipper I found at the recent quilt & craft show.

ladybug charm zipper pull

The open wide pouch has a cherry tag to cover the end of the zipper. Fussy cut.

end of zipper - fussy cut cherry

Overall, I really enjoyed making all of them and have enjoyed the surprise I got from the lovely package Lynda sent me.

Have you been in a swap lately? I am joining another very soon or maybe even start one. Are you interested?

Here are some of my previous ones that I’ve swapped:

Well, till next time, Have a gorgeous time sewing, quilting or enjoying life!

pin the image for an inspiration of a quilt swap next time.


Ideas for a quilt swap. Cherry theme sewing project. Sewing swap. Quilting Swap ideas.

The quilt was made using just one single jelly roll following the wonderful tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop for this quilt. The pattern is called the Jelly Roll Jam Quilt II which you can download from HERE.

A baby quilt made for a special baby just born last two week. She is still in the hospital in the incubator, but she is strong and healthy. Hopefully, she’ll gain enough weight and would be ready for the outside world very soon.

The process was very quick and it is definitely the perfect way to use up some of the jelly rolls I have. This one is by Riley blake, Seaside by October Afternoon. I love a lot of the fabrics in this line. So many basics and love the colours in this line.


I am back with this quilt and I can say it is finally finished! I put it aside for quite sometimes, after quilting it a quarter way. Then I moved house, and haven’t got the mood to start quilting it again in my smaller sewing space (I shall share with you soon) until last weekend. The quilt has a fold crease now, but I hope it goes away after washing.

Quilt Briar Rose Starry Diamond Equilateral Triangle swirly quilting

I had fun doing free-motion quilting on this quilt. Just swirls and bubbles (or pebbles). The stars were quilted with swirls evolving from the center.

Quilt Briar Rose Starry Diamond Equilateral Triangle Close up

The story behind this quilt? I received my briar rose bundle, decided to cut them as equilateral triangles, then I played around with those triangles. I ended up with this Stars which I group it in Diamond hence the name ~ blergh. Then I decided to add the border. I still have many triangles left, maybe I’ll make another quick baby quilt.

Quilt Briar Rose Starry Diamond Equilateral Triangle by littlemushroomcap 2

Quilt Briar Rose Starry Diamond Equilateral Triangle by littlemushroomcap

I love this line of fabrics, the colours made me smile. Made me wish I have a baby girl. I am going to keep this quilt or probably gift it to my sister.

Quilt Briar Rose Starry Diamond Equilateral Triangle bunting

Quilt Stats :
Fabrics : Heather Rose Briar Rose Collection + Kona White
Size : 58 x 78″
Batting : Warm and Natural Cotton
Machine bound and domestic machine quilted (Janome QCP8200)

Quilt Briar Rose Starry Diamond Equilateral Triangle

Overall, I love the end result, but I wish I have more bed size quilts these days. So, my next projects are going to be more of bed quilts. I love the satisfying feeling of dressing up the bed with quilts I made. What do you do with so many small quilt? My sofa is full, and most of my smaller quilts are just folded, which made me feel sad.

Hope you have a fun holiday! Enjoy the beautiful Spring for those having Spring time, and enjoy Fall for those down-under!

DQS14 finished
I finished quilting this little quilt and ready to send it, but I would like to throw in more goodies for my Doll Quilt Swap 14 partner, so I will be getting it posted on the 24th hopefully with more goodies.
Stripping _DQS14
It was a fun quilt to make, though I got a bit stressed out with the seam points not matching. The little squares are 0.5″ finished and I guess it was totally out of my league to get those points to match! I wasn’t really happy at first, but I am pretty happy with the end result though.
Seams behind mini blocks
Scrappy and fun little tiny squares. More like confetti and I guess the mismatches brings out modern vibe to it too.
DQS14 ready to hang
I played with the free motion quilting too, especially in the negative blocks. I love Irish Chain. They are lovely to quilt with. I made an Irish Quilt (link here) when I started free motion quilting and it has definitely taught me a lot.
DQS14 label in front
Practice is the best teacher. I cannot stress that more – practice is the best way to improve free motion quilting. Give it a try. Try a mini quilt. They are fast to get done and they are definitely small enough to fit under those domestic sewing machines. The most important thing is have fun!!
Well, till then I am hoping my swap partner would love this quilt.
I am finally done with my second version of “I Heart Quilt”.
I Heart Quilt. pattern to be released soon
I fell in love with the first quilt so much that I was not willing to part with it. I remembered making the quilt with intention to sell the finished quilt but I didn’t sell it in the end. For the record, I haven’t even listed any of my finished quilts for sale. However, I am going to make a new record this year by kicking off with my first listing on Etsy.

cover pic

Since I am not following a pattern, I guess it should be legal to sell it right? That was my concern when I started thinking about selling quilts. I can’t simply sell a quilt I made out of patterns published in magazines and books right? Correct me if I am wrong. Some patterns have written copyrights on them and it’s made clear that we can’t sell quilts made with the pattern. However, how about those in magazines? I guess making quilts to sell is far harder than making it to give.
The plan was to sell it and I didn’t want to break any copyright laws,so I designed “I heart Quilt” and made it up as I go. You can read more about the journey here.
loop quilting allover
With all the hard work done, might as well, I put an extra effort to make a pattern out of it. It will be great to see more of this quilt in different colors and fabrics. So, I made another version for the pattern writing process and the quilt is Layer Cake friendly!
Choosing colours
on the chair
NOTE : I no longer promote Craftsy/Bluprint as I used to due to the way the subscription is currently being carried out. I had the issue of cancelling my subscription when the company changed hand and I find that cancelling through calls is inconvenient. However, I do still stand behind these classes I promote and if you are subscribed, you can surely check these classes I recommend on the platform. If you are looking for another online platform to learn craft such as quilting, do check out CreativeBug. It is much cheaper in subscription (subscribe now 3 months for only $5). Thank you.
Here is the link to the quilt pattern on Craftsy.
If you do make one, feel free to link in my flickr group or on craftsy. If you find mistakes or would like to comment on the pattern, I am open to hear it out. This is my first quilt pattern, so I would really love to hear feedbacks!
Update :  Ever since 2015, I only sell this pattern via payhip
You can click the following link :Buy eBook
This quilt is for sale here and the pattern is for sale on Craftsy or my etsy shop.
Thank you for supporting me and my crafty adventures.
Lots of love,
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Here is my last post for the About A Quilt Sampler! This quilt uses the ‘Quilt-As-You-Go’ technique.Thank you for keeping up with me, it was a lovely journey of documenting this QAL.

If you happen to land here first, I have archived all of the posts HERE so you can go through all the tutorials for each block and quilting tutorials included in this quilt-along.

We are now at a stage where we can piece all the blocks together and finally bind the quilt!

For those waiting for the About A Quilt Sampler QAL post, I have to say very sorry as I have forgotten to upload the photo of the block tutorial to flickr before I left Canberra. I will get to it before the month ends with the quilting too.
Currently I am back in Malaysia. Visiting my father in law who is still in coma. He is stable and is currently being treated at home. We are praying for his strength to recover and for my mother in law to be as strong to go through this difficult time. Your wishes and prayers are most welcome and appreciated.
Before leaving Canberra, I did manage to get the quilt for my mother in law done. I am getting it hung up in the room where my father in law is staying in. It is fairly a small quilt, but a good size for a wallhanging.
gingko blues wallllhanging quilt machine applique_full 
gingko blues wallllhanging quilt machine applique_corner
close up_ gingko blues_
I started this quilt back in 2012 and procrastinate in getting it done. But I am glad it is all bound and ready to
be hung now.
gingko blues wallllhanging quilt machine applique
Thank you for your visit!