Quilt dimension: 40″X50″
Binding: 2″ double binding
Fabric: printed fabric sent by a quilting friend , yellow and white from the stash, hand dyed binding fabric
Purpose: Gift for sis’ friend who recently had a baby girl

The quilt top was complete a long time back and was waiting in my cupboard to be quilted and bound.This Saturday I found time to quilt it with butterflies and bind it with a hand dyed yellow poplin.

Butterfly quilt

Butterfly quilt

Here it lies on my sofa in all its splendour!

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I like the pop of yellow in between and the fact that I could use the printed fabric productively. Its not my kind of modern, but I wanted to test if I could convert it into something beautiful and quilty!

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I was looking for an easy FMQ design to cover up the white sashing and the butterflies just seemed so apt :) Am glad how they turned out and the way the yellow quilting complements the yellow blocks…initially, I wanted to try a darker shade of yellow so taht it shows on the white but later decided to go with the thread that matches the fabric. I am glad I did, as a chrome or ochre quilting would have looked out of place.

Yellow butterflies

Yellow butterflies

Note: A simple fabric can be elevated using a pop of colour and appropriate quilting …

Happy with the August finish :) and a perfect quilt for a little one to brighten up her rainy day !!

I had ordered for these super cute owl buttons a while back. I was overjoyed to see them in the mail this week. I don’t have a project in mind to use them, maybe zipper pouches with owl buttons :) What do you say?

Owl Buttons

Owl Buttons

Ombre Flying Geese Quilt

Ombre Flying Geese Quilt

August is dedicated to Flying Geese and I planned to make a baby quilt. That was the target. I bought these lovely ombre over the previous weekend and 15 days down the line, one 4 day holiday inbetween, and I have completed the quilt …

Feel like giving myself a  small pat in the back!

Its possibly the fastest project in terms of time elapsed between ‘fabric to quilt top’ and then ‘fabric to final quilt’. Actually I already had this project in mind, so when I saw the fabric I just jumped on it and grabbed it with both hands… ha ha ha

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A note on Flying geese blocks to myself so I don’t forget the basics.

Note: There are 2 types of fabric used in a  flying Geese block. The larger fabric belongs to the geese and the smaller one to the sides. Neutral is usually the sides for me, so neutrals need to be cut into 4 smaller pieces and the geese in one large piece. The width of the block is twice the height. The large fabric size= required width of block+1.24″(mine are 11.25″) and the small fabric is half that+.7/8″(mine were 5 7/8″). These gave me 4 geese in each set, 3 I used for this quilt and one remains as an extra.

The quilt is double bound with 2″ straight cut tape in the darkest shade of pink used in the quilt.

Time taken from start to finish: 12 days.

The inspiration is from  Andrea’s quilt which in turn is from City stitches with changes in size and direction of geese.

Ombre Flying Geese Quilt

Ombre Flying Geese Quilt

Shruti, From 13woodhouseroad had Bella Parade’2015 on her blog and tested out the thread combinations on her set of FQs. There were about 8 straight line stitches on each FQ. She was unable to unravel the stitches for lack of time and asked if I’d want the FQs. I jumped up with joy!! Which fabric loving girl ever says no to fabric, EVER…

Bella Solids FQ bundle

Bella Solids FQ bundle

Soon my house-help and I unraveled the stitches and one week down the line, I have a full FQ bundle of Bella solids ! yeah yeah :)

This is how they looked originally with 8 straight line stitches across the breadth of the fabric…

Unraveling the Threads

Unraveling the Threads

Off to use them over the week …

Linking it to :

Molli Sparkles

Had an amazing weekend, meeting quilting friends in Pune on my way back from the holiday and tonnes of quilting goodiess, literally!

But first, Me with all the Bella Parade 2015 goodies from Shruti …lovely pack of Bella Solids and Aurifil .

Bella Solids and Aurifil

Bella Solids and Aurifil

 

Followed by Food, Fun and Fabric …what an alliteration !!

Food and drinks

Food and drinks

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And here with all the lovely girls laughing and chatting …

Oh what fun!!

Oh what fun!!

From lower left, Sneha, Shradha, me, Kausalya and Shruti

From lower left, Sneha, Shradha, me, Kausalya and Shruti

Had a wonderful Saturday, shopping for fabric and meeting quilting friends. First Prajakta, who quilts at Green Leaf Quilts and I met at Badshah, the famous falooda place in Mumbai. No journey starts without good food! So here is our Shirazi Falooda.I had met Prajakta there for the first time early last year, when she had come down from Bahrain and had gladly accepted to take me around Mumbai and show me the fabric district here, Mangaldas market. IMG_3691 It’s a fairly different story that I haven’t used the fabric we bought last time…ha ha A girl needs to have a fabric stash for the sake of having it, irrespective of how rarely she sews! What if she gets an idea at the middle of the night and doesn’t have a fabric to match !!

Ombre Fat Quarters

Ombre Fat Quarters

So saying I got a few Ombré solid Fat quarters! 5 in Pink, 3 in earth tones, 3 in Blue…

Ombre Fat Quarters

Ombre Fat Quarters

Linking up to Sunday Stash…

Here is the mini quilt I will be taking you through today !

Hand Pieced Mini quilt

Hand Pieced Mini quilt

I love hand embroidery as much as I love English paper Piecing(EPP). A heartfelt thank you to @shoppershaz for giving me the opportunity to go back to hand quilting. EPP rather…
It is such a destressing and enjoyable feeling. Once I started making the squares and triangles, I just couldnt stop. The plan was to make one and I ended up with Three ferryswheel.

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But all was not well to begin with. Of course I knew what I wanted to make and remembered it was a tute from ‘I am a ginger Monkey’ …but to my utter surprise, she has stopped her blog and previous posts are unavailable. Went to craftsy where it was registered but the link was dead.After a bit of research, I realized its called a ferryswheel with EPP triangles and squares.

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That wasnt all. I had no clue how to EPP triangles and squares. Ended up sewing them like spider webs and all was messy. Also, started with solids as I originally planned to make it but they looked rather flat.My mini quilt swap partner loved bright colours. So I finally brought out my Alison Glass FQ bundle which I had received here from Shruti and since then I haven’t looked back.

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The squares were squared and the triangles triangled…then joined and sewed and done! I tried some colourful echo hand quilting around in matching colours and loved it even more .
Sooooo want to make one for myself now!

Linking it to WIP Wednesday and Sew Fresh Quilts!

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