Hot pad with hand quilting

My hot pad is ready...a day after the actual event, after removing the machine quilting and redoing it completely in small stitches by hand and learning some bias binding method in the process of completion as well! But the important thing is that its complete and I love it. I tried hand quilting for the... Continue Reading →

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A penguin softie

My little boy asked for a penguin after watching little kids on TV playing with them in some international children park. I didn't know what to do but after thinking a while I said, "That gives me an idea!" quoting his favorite character Mister Maker from the series by the same name on CBeebies. I... Continue Reading →

A lazy winter afternoon

While lazing around one winter afternoon, I came upon the idea to get a new home for my new sun-glasses. Winter almost being an unheard term in these parts of the world, summer is an omnipresent season throughout the year---sunscreen and sun glasses are a girl's best friend. So a little effort on a new... Continue Reading →

FNSI: Hexies

I love hexies as you would have seen in several of my posts. I somehow find them very relaxing and de-stressing or a go-to project when I am watching tv. So this Friday was hexie time... First I cut up fabric squares and basted them and then side stitched to form 6 hexie flowers.WoW! I... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Sew In: Summer Sampler

I am participating in the Friday Night Sew In this month and I have chosen to work on the third sampler block from the Summer Sampler Series. I completed the block last week but due to wrong alignment of the HSTs and color coding, the final block looked a lot different from the one desired.... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Sew In: Mug Rug

Another Friday Night Sew In (FNSI) and another mug rug. This one is for a friend. Someone wanted a personalized mug and I just thought, how about a coffee mug with a matching mug rug. That would be cool! I am kind of new to sewing and quilting and hence do not possess a large... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Sew In: Mug Rug

This month for the Friday Night Sew In I made a mug rug on Friday. It's a sandwich with denim fabric on either side monogrammed by a 'D' for my little toddler. I hand embroidered the 'D' using a simple filling stitch in yellow. Then I made a double layer straight bind on the side... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Sew In(FNSI)

I have been thinking about a fish softie for a while now. On Friday I started by making a free hand outline. It looked rather plump and nice. I chose some fun fabric and cut the various parts separately. Then cut fabric as per choice with 1/4inch seam allowance. Then just stitched, turned it inside... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Sew In(FSNI)

Heidi is having a Friday Night Sew In :FNSI. Its a simple concept of sewing your own thing on one Friday every month and let others know about it. When I came across the concept in Heidi's blog I just couldnt resist...had to jump in at once 🙂 Am participating in the March one...think its... Continue Reading →

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