March 12, 2013
As my househelp asked for a cloth for dusting, I quickly conjured up a dusting cloth by hand stitching bright hexies into a fat quarter and side stitching the fabric
Love the brightness and contrast of colours.
Next, I tried out a back pattern at it turned out just perfect with some machine embroidery in the handles.!
Its my sewing machine in the background…
And then, a quilted laptop sleeve from a christmas-y fabric that my friend Shahnaz gifted me
Quite a productive week I must say !
Tagging to WIP Wednesday !
February 27, 2013
Its almost the end of the month and my Plus quilt is _finally_ showing some traction. The first row of Plus’ are pieced but then I realized that I hadn’t cut enough of the white fabric yet to take the quilt ahead, so back to the cutting board to cut some more charm squares in shades of blue and pure white. Think the quilt will turn out to be gorgeous.
Linking it to WIP wednesday
February 19, 2013
I have been completely bitten by the crochet bug. After having started the fusion crochet blanket and successfully completed 5 blocks in 5 days, I embarked upon the journey of making a crochet trim for a dupatta.
A dupatta is a long stole worn with the Indian traditional outfit, the Salwar Kameez.
On being suggested by a friend to try adding a trim to a dupatta, I found the perfect specimen required for this experiment at the back of my cupboard, a rather dull black plain cotton dupatta without a border. It looked like it could do with some makeover.In the absence of any real crochet thread at home, I just used some black wool AND was I surprised at the outcome or what !
For seasoned crochet enthusiasts this might look like a humble trim befitting a novice, but for me this turned out to be a real Anthropologie trim…am impressed by my humble attempt and the output.
February 17, 2013
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Over the weekend, I drew a simple plus quilt in 4 colours and calculated the fabric requirement, cut the fabric too. Now its ready to sew
The choice of colour is blue as its for a little baby boy!
February 15, 2013
Yet another goodie bag and in the true nature of Valentine’s day…predominated by the colour of red. Here is a surprise that came in the very next day. A bag of gifts from Singer with a notepad, calendar, 2 pens, 4 pencils and some pamphlets. Its so sweet of the Singer folks to send me stuff.
And on another note, my fusion crochet blanket seems to be progressing well. 2 days and 2 pieces ready ! That’s the fastest that any project has ever moved
Some quick math shows that if I continued with the present pace of completing one block a day, a 24 piece blanket would be ready in a month with a week to spare for joining the blocks together. I feel nostalgic calculating like this…back in school and college, while revising for an upcoming exam, I would calculate and recalculate the pace of revision required to complete the entire course…sometimes I proved the calculation right, sometimes not…but it was fun to calculate.
If I increase the quilt size it to a square 6X6 quilt, even then, the quilt should be done by march end.
February 14, 2013
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Its been an amazing valentine’s Day this year!
I have been the lucky recipient of two gorgeous gifts and they are each very special and beautiful. They mean so much to me. I am on cloud nine or should I just say, I am on
Yes you guessed it right. HD got me an i-phone 5.
Equally special is my other gift that I won for being the first to complete this house block at the IMQG(India Modern Quilt Guild) Facebook page. Kausalya sent me 5 bright and beautiful pieces of fabric along with the cutest button box I have ever seen—full of goodies ! Thanks Kausalya.
February 14, 2013
I like the way the crochet mug rug turned out so its time to start a fusion crochet blanket. I give myself a pat on my back for taking up new projects while I am still knee deep in my WIPs. What worth is a girl if new projects aren’t getting added to her WIP. What will happen to all the inspiration!!
The play of fabric and crochet seems to really draw my attention so I took some coordinating fabric
* cut them into 5″charm packs
* stitched sides with 1/4″ seem
* left a small space for turned
* turned and ironed
* top stitched the sides
* a line of wide buttonhole in coordinating thread
and then the crochet !
The crochet border is yet to begin…
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