Last week I went to Nagpur and bought some fabric there.Since it was a trip to a wedding ceremony and too of a Quilting friend, good food, good fun, friends and returning home with a suitcase full of fabric was rather expected.

Sunday Stash

Saw this lovely chevron in baby pink and I just couldn’t resist it ๐Ÿ™‚
The other one, a little darker, had designs which can be beautifully used as Quilt borders. Maybe I will put the two together to make a quilt.

Another pink quilt! OMG!! How many pink quilts am I going to make ? 100 maybe ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking this to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles. Glad to see him back, blogging after what seemed like ages.

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The little one at home has turned into a Pokemon fan and when he said he wanted a Pickachu quilt, I had no clue where to start and what to do.
First and foremost, I searched up on Google, like everybody does when they face a problem…and then head over to Pinterest. While I did find a few pictures, they primarily were just two pixelated quilts and one with applique. hmmm…scope to do more on this front ๐Ÿ™‚
The first step was to look for a pixelated picture, maybe a Pearler bead or a cross stitch pattern that could be converted into a pixelated quilt and the next step was to get the required fabric.

Now that I am armed with the basic weaponry, its time to add it to my ‘to do’ list for the month. Here is the picture that will hopefully become a quilt by the end of the month.

Pickachu

Linking this to One Monthly Goal for Jan 2018at Elm Street Quilt.

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My first project for 2018 has to be, just has to be completing this baby quilt I started when my friend had a baby girl. Life happened and I was not able to complete it in 2017. The top was done a while back and has been sitting in my WIP cupboard waiting to get quilted. The backing fabric has been bought and New Year resolutions have been made!

So lets hit the road running…
Lets get the quilting going!

Modern Triangle quilt

Linking this to One Monthly Goal for Jan 2018at Elm Street Quilt.

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What a wonderful way to close the year 2017!

My Pinterest profile has reached a 15K follower list ….am so glad and thankful to all my followers!

Pinterest 15K

Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful New Year ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

Year 2018

As I embark on a new journey, a New Year, I stop by to take stock of what I have accomplished in 2017 and what new things I should look forward to and plan in 2018.

Year ending, rather, Year beginning is a strange time when one says goodbye to the bygone year and heralds a New Year full of surprises, excitement and good cheer!

I like making resolutions and checking back on hits and misses of the previous year so I know the base from where I begin my New Year. Every year, Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl prepares a platform for people to tag into a Linky party all can join other like minded folks to motivate each other to accomplish more on the Quilting front.

A note on the year gone by!
What were my 2017 goals…

1.Start Bullet journaling: I have been watching people make their bullet journals and its time for me to take the plunge
–Started-stopped-started again. Basically, maintained it intermittently through the year. What did I learn about myself? I love making ‘To do’ Lists but basic ones, not too fancy…one that solves the purpose without having to learn a new language ๐Ÿ˜‰ Having said that, I love admiring the beautiful work that everyone does! Am just not cut out for that as of now.
2. Complete one quilting item a month: say a quilt top or quilting a pre-completed top or the likes. Hence, a numerical target of completing at least 6 quilts through the year.
–Completed lots of projects until the house renovation started and that is when my blogging and Quilting had to take a back seat , for obvious reasons. I just did not have access to the devises to either work or note.
3. Over the years I have collected quilting journals and books. 2017 would be the year to start using them. What good are they just sitting on the shelf!
–Would be a YES-NO, except the Tula Pink 100 blocks quilt top from the book by the same name.. Carrying forward this goal to 2018.
4. Sew at least one item for myself; maybe just a small pouch or bag or something but one item for sure that I can sew and use #selfishsewing
A big YES, made a silk infinity scarf that I totally love ๐Ÿ™‚
5. I will continue my habit of #sewsomethingeveryday . A lot gets done by just maintaining a disciplined approach.
Again a YES, as some friends have also joined the bandwagon. I haven’t done it on all 365 days of the year, but enough to start my small movement.
6. Focus on getting more fit and healthy. This one stays in the list across the years.
Absolute YES! Completed my first 10km marathon in 1hr17mins yeah!yeah!
7. Make some crochet projectsโ€ฆmaybe some tatting as wellโ€ฆsome needle work and the likes.
Some needlework-handsewing hexies if that counts.
8. Learn at least one new skill related to the hobby.
Learnt making Bargello Quilts–an Autmn coloured Quilt in mid December! A season late ๐Ÿ™‚
9. Participate in at least one collaborative project
Swaps swaps and more swaps
10. Try to publish a pattern
Tried -Yes
Published-No
Hope the next year is better!
11. Submit at least one article/quilt work to a magazine.
YES-proposed! So the basic hurdle of inhibition has been overcome.
12. Write a few tutorials on the blog.
Few done…lot more to go.

So 2017 had its fair share of hits and misses.However, my total la la moment was the 3 days of Quiltcon- Quilt heaven ๐Ÿ™‚


2018 goals for Self:

1. Make more bags- pouches, overnight-er, tote …any of it. But at least one a month-12 in the year.
2. Attempt sewing at least 2 patterns from the lot that I have bought/got in the past.
3. Use the magazines/Quilt books to ensure that they don’t just lie there and gather dust.
4. Make at least one selfish sewing item-something for the self, anytime during the year.
5. Do more needlework-crochet, Cross stitch, knitting…something at least.
6. Start to sell to ensure its a self sustaining hobby- 6 item through a span of the year would be great. One would be a start!Need to make the hobby self sustainable so I can buy more international fabric and pay for the postage ๐Ÿ˜‰
7. Write to magazines for publication and/or publish a pattern. Try to get blog sponsorship.
8. Make one quilting item a month- a quilt top, quilting an already completed top, quilted table runner, mini quilt…any one. So 6 completed items by year end.
9. Attend at least one Quilt meet.
10. Focus on continuing with the running habit-Eat Healthy and Think Healthy
11. Have a disciplined, planned approach towards social media(Blog, IG, Pinterest, FB etc…)
12. Continue with 15 mins of #sewsomethingeveryday

12 items for 12 months of the year ๐Ÿ™‚

Tagging this to Quilting JetGirl, the Linky that helps me keep track of my annual goals ๐Ÿ™‚

Recently I had an urge to make a charm square quilt. I was getting back to quilting after what seemed like ages and wanted to start from scratch. ’tis a totally different thing that I have never actually made a charm square quilt…so it wasn’t getting back or starting from scratch ๐Ÿ™‚ It was learning some new, at a beginner level, all over again!

And, whats better than one quilt? it indeed, is TWO ๐Ÿ™‚

Recently, I had chanced upon this free pattern and decided to made two of them similar in all respects…except that, one is made from Indian local fabric, self cut and sewn. The other is a pre cut charm square pack from Windham fabrics brought home from Quiltcon 2017.

Charm Square quilt top

Am happy with the outcome and Planning to complete and gift one to my little nephew-Piyush. He is the newest member in the family and his first New Year is right around the corner. Hoping this will be quilted and complete my then.
A couple of weekends to go ๐Ÿ™‚

I am back after a loooong looong break….my house was under renovation and Yes, before you ask me ๐Ÿ™‚ I changed my sewing space and its a lot more magical now than before, with two full cupboards for storing my precious fabric!

Goes without saying, that the fabric buying continues…

Sunday Stash

These fabrics in the picture above are from an online store called Fabriclore. I love the ease of choosing fabric from the site…whats more, the fabric arrived neatly packed and in well in time for me to dream up new projects.

Happy to be back in the quilting space. Linking this to Sunday Stash by Molli Sparkles