March 3, 2014
This is an experiment gone wrong. While I tried doing the Mayflower block, I trued to twist and see how it would look if I decreased the width of the bars. The resulting block is just a cross and looks nowhere close to beautiful Mayflower.
However, I completed a quilt block with diamond panes from Week 1
Linking it to :
February 23, 2014
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Met a quilting friend Tina Katwal who is starting a new studio in Chennai called The Square Inch. More people should start quilting studios in India so that the modern and the traditional art form doesn’t perish.
Am aware that the snap is a little hazy, but my little one has clicked this, so am proud of it
and bought some lovely fabric from her.
Linking this to Sunday Stash:
February 17, 2014
Here is this week’s paper pieced block: bright, matching points and a new learning. The block actually came together quite easily despite my trepidation ….
What I also accomplished this week is an entire quilt top with blocks from week1.
February 14, 2014
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I love the versatility of this block and the fact that after the basic blocks are prepared and cut, you have the world open to you in terms of arranging the colour scheme and cut blocks .
I had a few blocks left from the quilt top and hence I conjured up a pair of cushion covers from them to go with the quilt
More fun as part of the mosaic tile quilt along !
February 13, 2014
This quilt top, first in a series of large quilts(anything larger than a baby quilt is a milestone for me) almost broke my back completing. But I am glad its done…
Now, for the quilting. I am wondering, if I should just hand quilt it!
I have a small standard home sewing machine and a quilt the size of my double bed may not fit into it.
I have a few excess blocks left from the quilt. Hope I am able to make a pair of cushion covers to go with the quilt
February 10, 2014
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Last evening a friend, Kausalya made a wonderful pouch with ribbon embroidery. I absolutely loved the pouch she made and on being appreciated she set me up for a healthy challenge: If I made a bag in a day then the pouch would be mine
I pounced at the opportunity but what could I possibly make in a day!!
First was of course, a choice of fabric and I decided to use the red fabric that I had won in another challenge from her. Very appropriate for the occasion…
Then the bag construction per se…
Recently I seem to be obsessing over the quilt block from the Mosaic Block Quilt along. First I made this quilt top, then I made some cushions from the left over quilt blocks and in the same week I tried some more cushions(more on that later!) and now a tote
Its made of basic blocks of 8X8″ in red and 8X4″ with 15.5X4″ of grey.
The bright red is just right for the Valentine’s week!
The bag is hand quilted with running stitch in Anchor Perl 8- Red and quilted with thin batting which I bought from another friend Shanaz for the quilt top…
Linking it to the Mosaic quilt Along !
February 8, 2014
The first half of the day was spent making this block. Yes! you read it right…its the singular form of the ‘block’ and trust me, the entire first half! Not because the block is difficult, its rather easy and interesting, but the decision to take up another project while a pile of UFOs already occupy a larger share of my table space took time.
But I just loved the block construction and wanted to give it a try the first time I saw the book cover!
This block is a landmark in my quilting career:
(a) Because I have set a steep target of making my sister a quilt before her next birthday, which, I must tell you is right around the corner and
(b) because its piecing a block, cutting it into 4 squares, rearranging and stitching them back again
and I am quite afraid of getting those thousand points in place, if cutting-piecing-cutting-repiecing wasnt intimidating enough!!
The second half of the day was spent in making these 12 core blocks that translated into a total of 5 blocks(each 24″ X 24″). 9 more blocks need to cut-sewn-cut…and so on.
These are the larger blocks as detailed here