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Across the Wide Missouri:A Quilt Reflecting Life on the Frontier. 

Quilt pattern book called Across the Wide Missouri created by Edie McGinnis and Jan Patek.

There are 12 stories honoring the courageous women who left their mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers behind to go West. Their stories are sometimes tragic and sometimes funny. Even though they never knew one another, they had one thing in common – uncommon courage.

The featured quilt of the book – the Star’s 2010 block-of-the-month project – is offered in two different colorways – Jan’s version and Edie’s version.

Also, as you delve into the book, you’ll find quick and easy projects honoring the pioneer spirit. The church was the community gathering place for families on the frontier and Jan reminds us of that with her Church Bells in the Snow wall hanging. The 9-block Gone Fishing quilt reflects the importance of nature’s offerings for the hardy pioneers who made their way West.

Reading this book you will be reminded of the incredible pioneer spirit and bravery shown by the intrepid women who stepped into the unknown and made history.

I started making some of the blocks in 2013, work ont his quilt on and off, while I also working on other projects. Finished all the blocks around 2015 and started handquilting it. This handquilting process also on and off, as I received some orders from customers.
Finally today, handquilting finished and I think it looks beautiful. Will

Work on the binding next week to finalize it. 

Vehicles Quilt Collection

My customer from the Netherlands – Astrid, who ordered “Autumn Leaves” quilt wanted to order one more quilt for her 5 years old son, Siebe. Siebe loves anything about cars, such as trucks, fire trucks, ordinary car, police car, ambulance, tractor, motorcycle… anything with motor in it.


Some blocks done

Astrid wanted me to make single size quilt with all vehicles that Siebe loves with blue border. I started gathered all vehicles patterns that I have and work on it one by one. I choose light blue fabric for the background and I made 20 blocks for this quilt. I use needleturn applique to applique the pattern on each block. For the border I used the fabric with cars and trucks on it – in line with the applique pattern. Finished with hand quilting.


Finished quilt with handquilting in each block and the border.

I sent the quilt to the Netherlands and a few days later Astrid sent me email and told me that Siebe loves the quilt and jumping all around once he saw it 🙂

Siebe Quilt

Siebe enjoying his quilt

Autumn Leaves – the Netherlands Order

In July 2015 I have to go to Medan, North Sumatera to accompany buyer from the Netherlands who will visit Desiccated Coconut factory. One of them was a lady. After factory visit and during dinner we talked about many things and then we finally talked about quilt. This lady – Astrid decided to order one quilt from me for her bed back home.

I started to work on her quilt once I was back to Jakarta, I worked on that during weekend. It’s King size bed, I used needleturn applique technique to applique about 1000 leaves and then finalized it with hand quilting. After 5 months finally done and I sent the quilt to her through her sister in law who visited Bali and Jakarta around that time. Once she received the quilt she sent me pictures of the quilt that she put on her bed. She was really happy with the quilt and she said the pattern and the color suit the summer weather over there.


One month after she received her quilt, Astrid sent me email again and wanted me to make another quilt for her son – Siebe, 5 years old cute boy who loves vehicles – cars, trucks, trains, and etc. It’s so happy and give me a good feeling when customer happy with our work. It’s a reward you cannot value with money 🙂

I have been nominated for Liebster Award!!!

I have been busy with my office works for the last 3 years and just got back recently to re-open my blog few days ago. I was really surprised to read a post from https://quiltingneeds.com/ – Lori Brewster – Quiltingneeds.com who nominated me for Liebster Award.

What is Liebster Award?


The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.  For a link to the rules please see The Golden Aussie.

My nomination for this award comes from the very nice Lady – Lori Brewster from Quiltingneeds.com.  As a nominee, Tracy has asked me 10 questions.  They are as follows:

1.) Who inspired you to quilt/sew. My dear friend Cindy Smith – she is my late husband best friend. She is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She inspired me with her quilt she made for her daughter. Her applique works inspire me a lot.

2.) If you could meet one person you have never met , who would it be? James Hetfield – Metallica

3.) What was the last movie you saw in the theater? Gosh, been long time not go to movie theater – I cannot recall anymore – I think it was Taken.

4.) What kind of music do you like? Classic Rock

5.) what is your favorite quilt/sewn project/craft. Applique

6.) What is your favorite candy bar? Rainbow candy bar

7.) Hand quilt or machine quilt? Hand quilt

8.) What is your favorite color? Red

9.) what is your favorite quilting/crafting item? Steam A Seam Fusible Web

10.) Do you work on one project or many. Many projects

As  a nominee, I am to list 10 facts about myself:

1.) I am a widow, my dear husband passed away in 2012. We had short marriage life – only 17 months. I have no children.

2.) I used to teach quilting to some expat Ladies in Jakarta, Indonesia

3.) I have bachelor degree in English.

4.) I love dogs, I used to have 2 dogs but just lost one a month ago.

5.) I love sport – especially running. I just started running last year and enjoy it very much.

6.) I love to cook – especially when many people around in my house.

7.) I used to run a foundation that helps under-privilegged teenagers

8.) I have one sister and brother. I am the oldest

9.) I speak what I think and I don’t like fake people

10.) I work professionaly 9 – 5 but I continue making quilt only on weekends. Quilting help me a lot during my difficult time after my husband passed away. For me quilting is a good therapy that helped me a lot to overcome the pain and loneliness.

Now, to continue the fun part… I will choose some nominees:

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/18707890 – Becky Goldsmith – Piece O Cake Blog

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/22820630 – Sevencubs’s Blog – by Deb

Jodi Richelle @ https://jodierichelle.wordpress.com/category/my-home/ – Jodi always offer valuable advice with sewing/quilting and cooking.

 I do hope all of the nominees decide to play along. Have Fun!!!


Rose of Sharon in Purple

In 2013 Mashka – my sister in law wanted me to make her quilt in purple – her favorite color using Rose of Sharon applique. I bought the pattern through my friend in USA. After 4 years finally I started to work on this project 🙂

It took me about 3 months to applique the pattern, this quilt used needle turn applique. Most of the fabrics bought in Perth. Now this quilt will start handquilting process. It will take at least another 3 months to finish handquilting.



“Flourishes” top quilt finally done. Waiting for batting and then hand quilting it. Needleturn applique. Queen size bed.

I bought this pattern few years ago in a quilt shop in Singapore that already closed down now. I always love applique so when I found this pattern at the shop I took it without any hesitation. It contains 12 square blocks. I love the patchwork combination at the corners.

Early this year I found this pattern again in my drawer and decided to start to work on it. It took me about 4 months to work on the applique. By the end of May, I finished the top and now will start hand quilting process.


12 blocks down. 1 more to go and then the triangle blocks. Rose of Sharon in purple blocks. The Amurwabumi’s order, Perth – WA. #quilting #roseofsharon #appliqué #needleturnappliqué #purple #perth #simplythebestquilts – with Indy and Mahatma at Hening’s Haven ❤️

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It’s so hot today, what about a bottle of beer? 😀
“Beer Bottle Collection Quilt” – a wall hanging. Machine quilted. – with Uchie , nina, Vera, Indy, and Mahatma at Hening’s Haven ❤️

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This quilt reached its destination already and decorating the Melantino’s living room in Perth, Australia 😍 – with Rani, Audi, Indy, and Mahatma

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