October 12, 2015
This week I want to showcase some more India fabric, bought online from one of the new mushrooming fabric destinations in India.
Again, these are half metre cuts of each, two warm colours and two cool colours! Indian fabric comes in such different colours and textures that it just amazes me, every time I see them. The only issue is that they are usually light weight cotton, awesome for dresses to be worn during the Indian summers but difficult to convert into quilts.
On another note, I cooked a new dish today: Yakhni Pulav from a recipe shared by a friend…a light lamb pulav with rice. Super easy, super quick and tastes amazing. All I did this Sunday was cook it, eat it and sleep :)
Sometimes, a long afternoon siesta is all one needs to relax and start a busy new week from Monday!
October 9, 2015
This is my first blog hop and I am so glad that Lorna from Sew fresh quilts has been extremely kind to give me an opportunity to take part in the blog hop. I am sincerely grateful to her for this.
Being the first time, I was a little confused about the time to post, with me believing I could post any time during the day and the expectation was that it should be up by the beginning of the day when the sun rises in the far east. My bad! Sincere apologies…
But now the dogs are here and super duper adorable. I love them!!
I started with picking some coordinated Indian fabric in two colours to go with a grey background from my stash!
I went on to attempt the dogs, one in grey and one in blue…
Dog Gone cute
While they looked ok when pieced, the entire look changed to a different level and cuteness surpassed all boundaries when the final table top was ready.
Here it is in all its splendour, in white light and then in yellow !
Dog gone cute
I have a hunch that its not going to move from the center table in a long long time.
The binding is a double 1.5″ bind with grey to match the grey Aurifil I had in hand and love so much. I like its flow and the seamless sewing that one achieves with the Aurifil. Hassle free thread and cute pieced dogs…what more can one ask for :)
Go check out here for other participants and stay tuned for more !
October 5, 2015
Oops! I missed Sunday Stash #39, not because I have any less of recently acquired fabric to showcase but I had a severe bout of food poisoning for which I had to be admitted into the hospital and stayed there for days!
I am just so glad to be back home now :)
I just love the vibrant tones of these Indian fabrics. Please suggest some project ideas that would reflect the beauty of these and not hide the vibrancy! The two in the left look like peacock hues and those on the right have a lovely summery warm look. I am so looking forward to get back to my normal schedule and be able to sew a bit, again :)
September 30, 2015
A playmat with easy FMQ was long due. My little one catches a cold when he plays on the floor which has marbelite tiles. So I have been thinking of making a playmat for him for a while now. However, the mother and son had long discussions on how the playmat should look and whether it should cater to his Lego blocks or his Hot wheel cars. Finally, this playmat emerged.
Not because we got to a consensus, but because we had varying views on the playmat. Each time we discussed, the views changed along with the ‘lil one’s demands. At some point, I just put my foot down and said, “I am making a wholecloth playmat”…if we ever reach a consensus then I can sew another one …ha ha ha
It turned out quite nice actually and got completed in record time. The side binding used one of my triangle decorative stitches in the sewing machine in neon green. The neon threads that I have been itching to use came of help :)
at the beach
Here, the little one is using the playmat with his sand toys :)
Quilt Type: Wholecloth
Quilt name: Roadways Playmat
Fabric: Roadways and railways with European cities, local fabric
September 20, 2015
Couldn’t resist these lovely bright spools. Brought home a whole box full of them!!
Some to keep and some to give away to quilting friends…
September 19, 2015
Posted by creativeinstincts under Baby quilt
, bias binding
, bias tape
, decorative machine binding
, Free motion quilting
, Hello Kitty
| Tags: Baby Quilt. binding
, Free motion quilting
, hello Kitty fabric
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With a son at home, one does tend to like everything mechanical like clocks, robots and the like.The choice of fabric, somehow, also moves away from flowers and closer to construction vehicles! ha ha :)
So, I was glad when I unearthed some hello kitty fabric in my stash. I promptly decided on making a whole cloth baby quilt with it. The fabric was just too pretty to cut.
Hello Kitty Baby Quilt
Found a little Hello Kitty toy to give it company as well :)
The 2.5″ double binding is held down by some decorative stitches. This is where I use those decorative stitches that are available in the sewing machine.
Hello Kitty Quilt
The FMQ on this is somewhat like leaves and I think I am slowly, but surely improving with my FMQ with every passing quilt.
Quilt Name: Hello Kitty
Fabric: Blue Hello Kitty
Size: 40″ X 40″
September 17, 2015
Posted by creativeinstincts under bag making
, bias binding
, bias tape
, zippered pouch
| Tags: swap
, zippered pouch
Way back in <<>> I had registered for the Zipper swap and to my bad luck had quite forgotten about it. I must admit it upfront that I wrote it down in a diary but never quite got to turn back and see the date of expected finish. Then came my knock from the swap mama asking where I was and if I was on schedule. I startled up and started to run to the finish line…
I make a lot of zipper pouches and hence had taken part in this thinking Oh! its just another zipper pouch! How difficult could it be…I have never been more wrong. It took me more than 5 hours to stitch down the insides. Just to check if experience led to a shorter time output, I tried a second one. Well! it didn’t shorter the sewing time, but I was left with two beautiful zippered pouches.
Zippered Pouch- Inside
They are so very pretty with plenty of pockets to put goodies in them while sending to the swap partner. I tried a side zipper that runs all around the outer rim(whatever that is called) for the first time and it turned out nice. I cut up my precious Bella solids and my favourite Boysenberry from the lot! No joy greater than the joy of giving !! :)