Sew {Modern} Monday

I love the colours in the mug rug/hot pad(am yet to decide if its a mug rug or a hot pad). The yellow, I think, looks lovely in the afternoon sun and the hexagon flower is one from my collection that would have made it to the grandmother’s flower garden quilt.

I quilted the background first, with batting and backing…a new technique for me and am glad the lines turned out all parallel to each other. The flower was the last to get added, completing it with a white border…wanted the border to be subtle so the flower would stand out, not the border !

This makes me feel how the simple paper pieced hexagon flower can be so versatile. So am back to my paper piecing of white hexagons to complete the grandmother’s flower garden quilt. It required almost 600 white hexies and I am around 100 at present.

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Little kids can be very demanding…not just in terms of time and energy but also skill. My little one wanted a quilt with numbers on it. Then he wanted one with A,B,C on it. By the time I had settled down to make it, he wanted both.

I don’t have prior experience in needle turn applique so this turned out to be a wonderful learning experience for me. A little U tube in life can make so much of difference.

His quilt is now WIP with numbers as well as all 26letters of the alphabet.

And my skill set seems to be improving. I am happy 🙂

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An experiment on making a pouch turned out just right. I referred to a tutorial from Kekya Lou. This was the first time I was using fusible interfacing and the second time for setting a zipper …but thanks to her lovely tutorial I got a beautiful dumpling pouch ready to use.

The outside is a lovely grey and white polka dot with the pink inner fabric peeping out when you open it. Cant wait to start using it.

Every girl needs a little bit of pink in her life.

A colorful mousepad for a friend !


I saw these lovely crochet butterflies at Marie’s site and I couldn’t resist making a few.

They are ideal to be used as brooch on a plain tunic or top.They are cute and turn out perfect, even with someone with rudimentary crochet skills like me 🙂

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My grandmother’s flower garden quilt made of handmade hexies has been gathering dust for about a month as the flowers are complete but I am yet to start the white hexies for the background. So to embark upon the ‘journey of the white hexies’, I have made this vibrant embroidered pouch to store the WIP hexies.

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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 searched the net and stumbled upon this amazing tutorial from PurlBee. But what about the Penguin Fabric bundle? I didn’t have it, international buying and shipping would take a couple of days and kids have little patience for things like these.

I went rummaging through my fabric cupboard to chance upon something that resembled her suggested fabric line.There is no combination that’s not available in a quilters den, more so in an ‘aspiring quilters’ den ! Got some coordinating fabric and pattern all nicely cut out as per instructions…stitched and stuffed as directed…viola ! the penguin came out perfect!

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Handmade by Heidi

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