When I was my girl’s age, I learned how to ride two wheel bicycle by myself; many times of falling was the key.

My friend let me ride her dad’s big bicycle that’s taller than me. I learned how to get on the bicycle but didn’t learn how to get down!! After enjoying that thrilling moment; I could ride a bicycle!!, I didn’t know how to get down from that big vehicle. I drove it to the grass area and fell with a crash.

Not only because of that childhood memory, I have always enjoyed drawing bicycles.

My very first sewing illustration Bicycle Hoop (2014) was featured in Somerset Sew magazine last year.

Then I have kept thinking of recreating my bicycle love on the fabric and it took almost three years.

Hubby said my new bicycle is elegant and I agree with his decent taste. 😉


My Bicycle pillow pattern is available at my patternshop:  Sewingillustration.com.


First I sew outline using 50weight purple thread and then I outlined again using 12weight cream thread.

I love the result and I will definitely use  this method over and over again.

Thank you Aurifil!

*When I used 12 weight thread, I change needle no.90 and set the stitch length to 2.5-3.0 depends on  the curves.

And I used Quilter Dream Cotton batting. I had a chance to experience Quilters Dream at QuiltCon last year and they were in my wish list ever since.


Oh how I love this handmade leather tag.


Love the front and the back. I will enjoy the back side sometimes.


Claire’s patiently waiting and asks me, ” Can it be mine now?”

Sure it’s all yours. Mama took all the photos and wrote the post. 😉


I was lucky  enough to play with Bari J’s Sage collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.

I have been admiring and wondering how her fabrics would like over the screen and they are all mine now!

Things really happened if I keep wishing. 🙂


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  1. Simply stunning !

    1. Author

      Hi, Mandy,
      Your name reminds me of my old favorite song by Barry Manillow. Love your name!

  2. Gorgeous pillow!!!

    1. Author

      Hi Ali, thank you for stopping by and sparing your time with me. I appreciate it. 🙂

  3. Such a lovely pillow! Great job. Love that it relates to a childhood memory.

    1. Author

      Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It made my day! 🙂

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