Carrying over from the Easter weekend, some fabric that has chicken and one that has some geese.The Geese have cute red bows on them and the fabric is a strong herringbone weave as against the others that are canvas. I am thinking, a bag with a red lining would compliment this fabric well. Red actually would work well as a lining for all these, with the right amount of contrast.

Sunday Stash wk17

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Perfect time for some Easter egg fabric…

The bright lemon-fabric plans to become table mats…lets see if I can help her achieve her aim!

2017 Sunday Stash wk16

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It was the 1st of April and we quilters in Mumbai decided to meet up. No April fools day but yes a lot of fooling around.
Here you see a picture of the entire group, sans me…I am the official photographer as I jokingly put it ๐Ÿ˜‰
I am there of course, just behind the camera.

Quilt Meet

Hema volunteered to host us and had the most amazing spread ready for us, not just in terms of quilts but food as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Hema with her latest Quilt

Hema’s quilt

Hema and Usha’s other quilts

Above pics show her other quilts…what a treat for the eyes.

Amazing stories flowed in one after the other, be it the initial days of making quilt tops and getting quilted them by a tailor to not knowing the name of the blocks to having only books for reference before the omnipresent Google era.

Geeta’s splendid sampler

Admiring the splendid sampler

Saira’s work:

Saira’s Show and tell

Saira’s amazing sling bag…

Saira’s Dizzy Daisy Quilt top…

And finally my Tula pink Sampler Quilt top…

My Tula Pink Sampler Quilt

A day full of Quilt speak and motivation galore…

I just love text print…wondering what I could make from these – one has a ‘home’ theme and the other ‘Valentines’

2017 Sunday Stash week 15

Fabric gifts from friends and family are the best gifts for a quilter ๐Ÿ™‚

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When I saw the Dizzy Daisy tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Company I leapt up with joy. It looked so beautiful and so easy, a perfect project far a spring break. This is also a time when my dad-in-law’s birthday is around the corner so it would make a good quilt for my in-laws.

Here are some work in progress snaps and tips as I go along!

Dizzy Daisy Quilt

Dizzy Daisy Quilt

A few tips:

Tip1: Be cognizant of the seams and nest them. I thought it was a good idea to iron them outwards in each petal, although I usually prefer ironing to the dark side.

Tip2: Be cognizant of the direction of the petal tips. See if you want all your flowers to go clockwise or all anti-clockwise or a mix of both.

Tip3. If you are not a beginner sewists and bordering on an intermediate, then you can just eyeball the 2.5″ squares and sew across the diagonal, it just saves a lot of time(Kausalya’s tip).

42 blocks ==> 42×4 petals with 3 squares each are 504 small squares.

Tip4. When you iron them after cutting the triangles out, iron them on the wrong side of the charm square. One press sets the stitches and the second press ensures that the block stays flat. Since the triangles are sewn on the bias, best to iron them from the rear so the blocks stay flat and do not wrinkle.

Hope the tips help you, especially members of the India Quilt Guild Group on Facebook that are doing the Quilt Along with me.

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Loved this travel themed fabric Chezvies shop. So this got promptly added to my stash to become a travel themed bag when I garner enough courage to venture into the bag making world.

Travel themed fabric

My quilting friends have assured me that bags (at least the simple ones) are doable. ‘Tis just a matter of taking the plunge ๐Ÿ™‚

I am really happy with the super prompt service from Elvira, the owner.
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I am glad to see my Pinterest board growing in size and increasingly more people are liking the pins I gather. I just recently reached 10,000 followers so its deserves a little mention on the blog ๐Ÿ™‚

Pinterest 10K Followers

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