Easy Chocolate Cake

Once a year the kid and I bake a chocolate cake with frosting! This special annual cake event comes in June on my husband's birthday. This year we used a new recipe to make a super moist layered chocolate cake. It was pretty good, if I may say so! Proof of the pudding(rather the cake)... Continue Reading →

My owl basket

These are stressful times and quilting remains that one wonderful hobby that keeps me sane when all around are losing their minds to fear and anxiety. It calms the mind, builds focus and best of all, produces a finished product at the end of the day. I learnt to make this cute owl basket in... Continue Reading →

A bird baby quilt

I have been wanting to make a bird quilt for a while. Of late, am loving animal quilts so much I want to focus on making a few right away. Pieced bird block This bird block was made as part of the monthly blocks with the Mumbai Quilting friends, tutorial shared by Sridevi from Shriscapes... Continue Reading →

Orange Marmalade Cake

Late Sunday night I suddenly had the urge to try some sweet dessert and having chanced upon this super glazy, delicious looking orange marmalade cake earlier in the week, it seemed like the perfect pick for a midnight snack. Am glad I tried the recipe and made a few chnages to suit locally available ingredients.... Continue Reading →

Reverse applique portrait

My aunt's birthday is in May and I was hoping to make her a beautiful portrait quilt. Of all the big and small projects I have in my WIP list, I am choosing this one so that the wall quilt is complete before her birthday. And who knows, I might finish it a little early... Continue Reading →

Cushions for Spring

I got these lovely solids from my neighbourhood fabric shop. All through March, I plan to slowly sew up some cushion covers for my family! As solids would look too pale for an Indian colourful household, I plan to make Sindhi Embroidery (Kutch embroidery), which is similar to the interlacing embroidery techniques. Tagging this to... Continue Reading →

Starflower quilt- completed

Am happy to see this project completed well within the month, giving me some time to click a few snaps over the weekend before the month comes to a close. This cuddly, wrinkly goodness turned out just perfect. I used an overall loops free motion quilting design to complete it. A yellow border, enhancing the... Continue Reading →

Starflower Quilt

This beautiful quilt top uses the 8 point star or the Starflower quilt block which is similar to the Le Moyne star block but not the same; the latter is made up of diamonds while the former uses HSTs. My friend wanted a baby quilt and sent me this picture as a guide. I have... Continue Reading →

Drawstring Bag

My friend bought a new sewing machine and I decided writing an easy tutorial for her so she can start her sewing journey. Here is the drawstring bag : Required materials: top fabric- Two 8.5" square (blue polka dots) lining fabric- Two 8.5" square (red polka dots) lining fabric - two, 2.5 X 8.5" strips... Continue Reading →

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