June 25, 2014
A couple of quilting friends were making bags from torn fabric yarn. I had also seen a few projects made out of such yarn around the net a while back. So, when asked to join the bandwagon, I quickly jumped in.
However, decided on making it using some T-shirt yarn. It was rather easy and therapeutic, if I may say, to cut half inch strips from an old t-shirt and roll into a yarn bundle.
Then I joined each strip with 2 slits on either end and pulling a loop though the slit. With the largest crochet crochet needle available at home, a simply made an easy doily continuing in concentric circles until I reached reached the end of the yarn.
Lovely easy project …very different in texture and form from the other quilting projects I do.
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June 18, 2014
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This quilt top is modeled after the Mod Chevron baby Quilt by Rashida Coleman Hale. Keeping to the tradition of adding a little ‘me’ into everything I do, the quilt top has been made using a layer cake of 10×10″ pieces. So each quilt block is achieved by joining the HSTs and measures around 9.5″ square.
The quilt is composed of 6×8 quilt blocks and would measure around 60×80 when completed.
What is really cool about the quilt top is that it uses fabric from my stash :) Not a single piece is bought from the store and I am really really happy about it.
Here the quilt top lies on my balcony railing. With the rain clouds on the horizon, its impossible to get a bright snap outside.
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June 16, 2014
As Monsoon sets in, dark cloudy days are ahead ! So the last of the fabric lot is in cheerful summer hues to keep the spirits soaring high.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain, that’s the only time when Mumbai looks green and beautiful. It somehow romnticizes the mundane daily chores and makes one bear the daily grind…
There is a set of coordinated prints: yellow, green, brown; 2 cyan and sea blue mix,1 pink flower fabric (wish I had it before I cut up fabric for the latest quilt, would have used some of it). Along with this, what i spotted was some fine white wool that looks like rice noodles and 4 pairs of socks. Monsoon is usually cooler her and a pair of socks would just be fine for a darling gift for a close one.
I plan to have a crochet border on these and the rice noodle wool seems to be the best fit as wool would provide the much needed stretch character to the border as against cotton thread.
June 12, 2014
Last month I tried a chevron quit for the first time. Yes, You read it right…first time !!
It turned out fine and all the points quite matched up…
I have now renewed energy to make another one, slightly differently laid HSTs, but then a chevron quilt once again:) Its based on the free tutorial by Rashida Coleman Hale’s Mod Chevron baby quilt, but as always, I have to add a little bit of _me_ in the quilt. I am using a layer cake and assorted fabric from my stash:)
here is the set of layer cake and a coloured diagram of the quilt I intend to make…some triangles look smudgy as my little one coloured them in variegated crayons! That’s life with a little one at home who is enjoying his summer vacation with mom’s idea book and crayons :)
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May 16, 2014
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A nice library tote came together this morning . A lovely, easy, on the go tote to carry a book or two with a notepad.
What’s more, it’s really easy to make and takes a little less than an hour to make. I like the strawberry fabric of the bag and it beautifuly complements the flowers in the bag strap. It’s roughly 12″X14″ and long straps ensure it hangs by your side as you go shopping for more fabric :)
I am giving away this tote for the Sew mama Sew – handmade items giveaway at their site.
The giveaway if open to international participants.
You can participate by leaving me a comment on this post, telling me places that you carry your tote to…library, fabric shopping or some other place :) For an additional entry, you can follow my blog.
Connie Cain wins this giveaway! Congratulation Connie, have mailed you.
April 20, 2014
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A meter each of cute red strawberry fabric, pink flower print for a baby quilt and plain cyan b’coz OMG! I cant live without it !
The strawberry fabric is so cute, I am running to make a tote out of it right now !
April 16, 2014
Completed this scarf with a flower garland crochet border this morning.
Its a lovely turquoise printed muslin scarf with an easy handmade crochet border.
The border is on two sides so that the scarf can be worn with a ‘V’ in front.
Here is a tutorial for my version of the crochet garland. Its easy and quick.
Chain 20 (part of this is the stalk)
Slip stitch on 6th chain from hook to get a circle
Chain 2 and turn so that you form the flower away from the stalk
DC into the circle
all into the circle space
This forms the first petal
Repeat (2ch-Dc-2Ch-SC) for as many petals you need
Since I used wool, I could fit only 5 petals per flower
Continue with 20 chains and repeat from beginning for as long as you need your edging to be.
Close with a slip slip stitch
Attach this to your scarf with the chains hanging out of the fabric. This gives it a lovely dressy look. But you can always stitch the flower crochet border with the flowers towards the border and the stalks inside.
I learnt to make the flower crochet border from here
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