February 3, 2014
It has been a hard day’s night. Hubby was traveling on a late night flight so I slept at 3.30am this morning…had to wake up early as kid had to be sent to school, followed by a very involved and stressful day at work. By the time I reached home and finished my dinner I was almost dead. However, I was bent upon finishing this one quilt block from the Vintage Quilt revival weekly block…and so I did. I didn’t manage both the blocks but I am proud of the one I made.
Thankfully the seams are matching up and this is possibly the block with maximum points to match…
All 3 finished blocks are here…
As the clock strikes 1:00am, I post the New Post! If there is time tomorrow morning, then I will sew the finishing lines and post a wonderful project, else, it moves to the next day!
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January 28, 2014
Posted by creativeinstincts under Crochet
| Tags: crochet edging
I am the princess of WIP. I think I will hardly ever meet someone who has as many unfisnished projects anywhere in this world. And when my own cupboard seemed to overflow, I moved them to at mom in law’s cupboard, some to my mom and some gifted to friends with a promise to complete when I visit them…u get the idea.
Ok, slight exageration! The last one in the list above, is actually a nightmare.
So yet another WIP adds to the list…
One weekend afternoon we were at the mall to buy groceeries, yes, mundane everyday groceries and hubby dear spied on this awesome saree on the manenquin and he promptly decided to buy it for me.What a lovely gift… I love the colours and the drape. However, from the day it came in,I felt like it kept asking for a crochet trim at the ends.
So here it is, a free tutorial, a cup of coffee and a hectic stressful weekday morning is all it takes to start a new project…
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January 26, 2014
Posted by creativeinstincts under Uncategorized
This is week 1 of the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilt-Along at Sukie’s blog and since I have been eagerly awaiting this day, here are my blocks of week 1 :
Tea leaf and
Double Z block
I plan to make the complete Spiced chai quilt, of which, currently only a few of the coloured and neutral blocks are cut.
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January 14, 2014
I’d rather call it a quick finish and glad that it didn’t join my list of WIPs.
Of late, I have been completely engrossed in the granny square afghan as I set myself a personal target of 20 blocks a week. This week, we had a mid week holiday and as I finished my day’s quota of blocks early in the morning, I set out to do something different. Granny square afghan is the first large project that I am undertaking in crochet and every large project deserves a dedicated project bag, in which, I can stow away as another WIP.
Just joking…I have every intention of completing it on schedule before the winter chill wanes off.
Now about the bag:
I wanted the bag dedicated to the project so the colour combination needed to match. After a little deliberation, I realized that for 5 bright colours to be sewn in, it had to either be a rainbow or a peacock. A quick free hand peacock diagram translated into 5 colourful peacocks in running stitch and lazy dazy.
After the hand embroidery, I took 4 pieces of 12X15 inches: 2 top cloth and 2 lining fabric choosing a lovely shot cotton for the top and a green fabric with stripes for the lining…finally sewing it into a simple tote with a 1.5inch base.
A twist in the tale , the handles are half and half. One half is green and the other is in green stripes of the total 20inch handle.
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January 8, 2014
My first quilt this year would be from the book Modern bee. They had a blog tour last year end on their site and are now hosting a Quilt along here
I am completely enamoured by Cordelia’s garden, which is based on Katie’s garndmom’s quilt. It could be a nice and slow EPP project or one with HSTs…small HSTs scare me and EPP are a favourite. So am yet undecided as to which path I must take. Maybe, the road not taken
I have some bright solids in mind for the project and here is a picture of my diagram of the block. Just trying out some colour combinations.
As this quilt would be a gift for my sister’s birthday next month, I might just choose the Mosaic Tiles. They look very _her_
Photo courtesy: Modern Bee Book
I am quite undecided currently. Thank God for deadlines I cannot dwell upon this forever and will have to make a quick decision to start.
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January 5, 2014
Posted by creativeinstincts under Fabric
, Sunday Stash
Bought some neutrals and some brights. Loving the idea of using other neutrals besides white as quilt backgrounds
The stash details from bottom:
–8m of light green (36″ width)
–7.5m of ash (36″width)
–.5m each of the 3 brights prints
–a white scarf with yellow apples
–a fat quarter of dark blue with pink design(hand block printed)
–2 scarves with yellow print(synthetic fabric)
Plan to make crochet borders for the 3 scarves above and gift them to family
December 31, 2013
Posted by creativeinstincts under Afghan
| Tags: afhgan
Double crochet is my favourite of all crochet stitches as I noted in the crochet project earlier…nothing particular but I like the way the hook yo’s and forms the stitch. I had got wool in various colours on my last trip home so a throw for paai was a natural choice.
Pa’ai: that’s how my ‘lil one addresses my hubby’s grandmom, a’ai in my native language means grandmom and and Papa is dad. So Papa’s aai becomes paai.
She is one of the most wonderful people I have known, a President’s award winning freedom fighter and a great personality. What’s more, she wears khadi and loves all handmade items
The afghan(locally called a shawl) would consist of squares in two colours, a central roundel with white border. I am guessing the final version will have 10X10.Am giving myself a month to finish it, if wool lasts. Else, have to get more…
100 blocks in a month would mean 4 a day with a few days of breathing space.
Also, I am starting my own art journal on what I do, a physical diary, more like a file where I paste fabrics used in the project. So here is the first entry !
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