Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rainbow Turtles (Blanket No.23) - up for auction!

It's raining turtles again and this time, it's Rainbow Turtles! I love the colours of the rainbow - it's just so cheerful and "complete"!

Auction Rules:

1. Please check the latest comment for the latest bid before putting in yours.

2. All bids are placed as comments on this blogpost. All comments will be published instantly in chronological order. 

3. The auction ends at 5pm, on Thursday, 23rd January 2014. 

Note: Please monitor this post near closing time if you want to ensure that you are the highest bidder.

100% of the winning bid will be channeled to our Fund for the animals.

Do we hear RM150?

The bids as they come in:

23rd Jan:

At 3.13pm, PC Leong bids RM723.

At 10.27am, Belinda bids RM688.

At 7.52am, PC Leong bids RM623.

22nd Jan:

At 10.21pm, Belinda bids RM538.

At 9.13pm, Ninja Turtle bids RM488.

At 12.51pm, Shecky Turtle bids RM438.

At 12.42pm, BE bids RM380.

At 10.11am, Shecky Turtle bids RM288.

At 8.05am, BoBo Salem and catlings bid RM250.

At 7.51am, Nora bids RM200.

Here's the Rainbow Turtles!


 This is a 2-layered cotton patchwork without padding in between.

It measures 52 inches by 71.5 inches.

The turtle cloth is contributed by Ng Chen Chen. With Chen Chen's 1 metre turtle parade cloth, I churned out two blankets without wasting even a single bit of cloth (this called for very exact measuring)! And the "framing" helped too. The turtle cloth is quality Japanese cotton. Its normal price is RM45 per metre.

The rest of the cloth (in the colours of the rainbow) is our own.


Ginger made sure I got the arrangement in the correct order - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet.


A lot of patching and matching were involved for this piece. I used 14 different types of cloth to get all the shades of the rainbow with two shades for each colour. And this piece was done during my hand-sewing days. All the cats came to help. Some supervised; some acted as "paper weights".


Including Timmy!

Then, came the top-stitching and the backing, which was much harder work, even though it was done with the sewing machine.


Ginger stayed throughout. He is my most loyal sewing companion (and supervisor!).

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The top-stitching was done with thread in the rainbow colours too.


The backing cloth (in beige) is contributed by Agnes and Gerley.


It took me almost a week to complete just the top-stitching and backing because it involved changing thread.

mini-P1190381Lots of hard work, good cheer, love and COLOUR has been woven into this blanket!

Do we hear RM150?

Happy Bidding!

May the auspicious Turtle bring longevity and good health to all!

It's No. 23 - Another auspicious number!

For RM150, you get to help a dog neutering or a cat neutering and two vaccinations. In return for your kindness and generosity, you get a long-lasting home-sewn blanket - for your own use or to give away as a present to a loved one. And this one comes with auspicious turtles to boot, in cheerful rainbow colours!


Nora said...

I bid RM200

BoBo Salem said...

we bid 250!!!

wow..its our first time bidding!!

BoBo Salem and catlings
The Meow Meow Family

jasmine ong said...

WOW, it's gorgeous!! So much hard work has gone into making this beautiful, cheerful, quality blanket.

Chen said...

Oh my goodness! Where do you get the ideas for your designs? This is super!

For people who have friends that recently moved to a new house and are wondering what to get as a house-warming gift - this will be perfect. It can also double up as a wall-hanging to warm up a bare wall :D

Shecky Turtle said...

RM288 please!

chankahyein said...

Oh, I look at the cloth, then I match it (colour-wise) with whatever we have in our stash. After awhile, the ideas will emerge. Of course, the internet helps too. There are many patterns there as well. But I keep to the principle of "not wasting" as that's very important in what we promote. No extravagance. No wastage. That's also the whole idea of patchwork.

BE said...

Love this piece

BE said...

Turtle signifies longevity... for my mum haha

chankahyein said...

Yes it does!

Shecky Turtle said...

RM438! :)

Ninja Turtle said...


belinda said...


chankahyein said...

Thank you very much, all bidders! I believe this is a record number of bids in a single day! Keep 'em coming...for the animals!

pcleong said...

Wow . . so much for slow n steady. N we are speaking of turtles, no?? . . . hmmm, something doesn't seem to add up

Longevity brings out the best in a person kua? Me too? Let's see if 623 can buy longevity

chankahyein said...

And the turtles shall revive our auctions! Go, go, go turtles! :)

belinda said...


pcleong said...

723 . . Is this good enough to buy longevity?? N good health