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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 🙂 It was learning some new, at a beginner level, all over again!

And, whats better than one quilt? it indeed, is TWO 🙂

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 🙂

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Some more yardage for quilt backing…this one is especially broad and is about 3 metres long. So even after being used for a baby quilt I will have enough left for a pouch or a side sling 🙂

2017 Sunday Stash 35

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Yardage for quilt backing…

I am slowly starting to pick up prints for my quilt backing. While I like printed quilt backs and envied my Quilty friends make a few, I have never been able to muster the courage to make one myself! I would rather just stick to a plain white or some other solid.

But heres a Thumbs Up to stepping out of my comfort zone 🙂 I picked up this fabric, a white background with small pink flowers to back a pink triangle quilt.

Sunday Stash

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Here are two yards of fabric that my hubby brought back from Chennai a long time back. While one is a map print poplin cotton (with lettering in an East Asian language), the other one is kind of a holiday print canvas that reminds me of a rainforest.

Sunday Stash

Think it time to make my passport wallet and take a trip to an East Asian country.

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This is my second applique quilt and the first with animals in them. This story started with my friend asking me last month to make her a toddler sized animal quilt. My first thought was to make it with animal panels, but one doesnt find them locally. So I had to think up an appliqued one. After browsing through Pinterest for days and yet not being able to locate one which was easy for an applique beginner, I decided to draw the animals myself.

Applique Quilt

I started looking at pictures from everywhere, especially from my little one’s colouring books and started drawing them with pencil and eraser after taping together A4 printer sheets from the home printer to make larger sheets.

A giraffe was the first to come by and then a monkey!

Soon followed by a lion, a crocodile and an elephant! The elephant is the only one that is in a non green background owing to the fact that the quilt was looking tooo green, much like a rain-forest. It just called out for a little pop of the sky 🙂
Maybe just the color…

These are cut from paper interfacing, ironed onto fabric and cut from yardage keeping about 0.25″ extra along the borders. Here I had to be extra careful with the bodies of the animals as the process actually takes mirror images of all the forms and shapes.

Next started the arduous task of turning them back and hand sewing each part. Followed by machine sewing the applique on the quilt top.

And many nights later, the quilt top was ready. The quilting per se was easy to come by. I made a leaf-flower quilting design on the borders and base with different colours and designs for the bodies of the animals. The quilt looks better than I expected and I have got good reviews from quilty friends and family on this one.

Seems so worth it. Here it is in the kid’s play area 🙂

Name: Animal Applique Quilt
Method: needle turn applique
FMQ:flower and leaf motif on the border and various others on the animal bodies
Thread: Calypso in neon and dark green
Size: 60″ X 40″

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A pair of lovely canvas yards from chennai. The one in the bottom definitely needs to be fuzzy cut and made into a bag…it looks so retro chic!

2017 Sunday Stash #31

The one on top would make a perfect beach tote 😊

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This is a local buy from the fabric store next door and a fabric which I have bought earlier as well.I remember using the blue and green in this pint for a Chevron quilt…that reminds me, another WIP lying unattended in the depths of my fabric cupboard which needs to be recovered and completed.

Sunday Stash 2017: No 30

This yard is for a baby applique quilt that is currently underway so it is bought with a project in mind, which is hardly ever the case. In fact it is for an ongoing project…a part of the baby animal quilt needs a differen background in green flowers and leaves, hence the buy.Feels good to buy something knowing the exact requirement of the fabric and not just to add to the stash.

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