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Some pouch mania again…in assorted fabric!

Assorted Zippered Pouches

Assorted Zippered Pouches

When I am in a sewing slump, I just sew a batch of zippered pouches to get my sewing mojo back! They are quick and easy and come together in no time🙂

The colour options and variations are immense…

Assorted Zippered Pouches

Assorted Zippered Pouches

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Met a wonderful online quilty friend, Rohini Juneja, in real life for the first time; braved the Mumbai rain and traveled 30km across town to meet her…but it was so worth it. We have known each other for over two years and I have bought fabric from her on numerous occasions…always been satisfied and overjoyed with the quality of fabric she supplies. She owns an online fabric store called The Artisan Collective! Go check it out …

Sunday Stash

Sunday Stash

This is some water resistant fabric for snack bags…its not readily available here so am glad that she is able to source it🙂

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Some fruit printed fabric…lovely colourful lemons for my ‘quilty partner in crime’Prajakta for tabel mats. She has been looking for it for a while now. While I am at it, will make a couple for my own table too🙂

Gifts! Lovely handmade gifts🙂

She got me this lovely pack of fabric and buttons. I clicked it on my dinning table, well! one point, that table cloth of mine is also from her online store🙂

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Gifts

Here is a pic of the pouch I made for Rohini in Mendocino by Heather Ross and some Japanese goodies as she loves Japan…and everything Japanese. She came along with her super cute kid, Kabir and awesomely elegant mom, Girija. The latter was my swap partner in the last FQ swap and I had sent her this Mendocino Heather Ross pouch( Again! cant seem to get over the range🙂 ). Also met Aarti, another quilter from Mumbai who work I greatly admire for her neatness )

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Some more goodies from last weekend’s shopping with my local quilting friend.

Dark blue shot cotton and traditional Indian block print fabric, hopefully to turn into a tote…

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Also picked up this lovely floral as the colours are soothing yet striking…

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Recently I took part in a local Fat Quarter Swap. We were supposed to send out partners 4 FQs of fabric. My partner had specified her colours as purple and gold so I had a tough time trying to put together quilt grade fabric in purple(totally missing from my stash). I added two lavender FQs and two coordinated FQs of purple and blue.

Heather Ross Pouch swap

A little extra always makes someone happy so I put together a zippered pouch in Heather Ross- Mendocino. I love the way the Marsala pouch came in with matching pink zipper and some solid to cut the monotony. In the photograph, it however looks red…wonder whats with the morning sun today!

Heather Ross Pouch

I had the good fortune of meeting prize winning quilter Jenny Bowker during her recent Mumbai visit and attend her trunk show.

A lot to be learnt from her and her way of designing quilts. She has lived in the middle east and you can see a strong influence of that in her work along with the Australian influence. Of the 40 off quilts she had got along, each had a story to say, each had a technique to represent! Hers is a perfect combination of Modern and traditional art work. Yes, they aren’t just quilts. They are pure art work🙂

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This is a favourite. Love the tile looks. Plan to try one shortly. She was gracious enough to show us how it was made right after the trunk show🙂

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Such lovely use of colours, see how they blend.

This is such a lovely thing she showed us. For scraps that were left out and had large motifs, but not the complete picture, the picture has been completed using FMQ.

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I have been enriched by the experience and learnt so much more from this interaction in terms of techniques, skills and ideas. I have only been able to showcase a few snaps of her quilts…there were numerous; some I was too engrossed to click🙂

Jenny Bowker trunk show

Jenny Bowker trunk show

Two big takeaways have been how she impressed upon the importance of putting our patterns on Craftsy and how designer fabric, although expensive is worth every rupee you spend on them. Craftsy patterns are a lovely idea and if you are into designing, then its just waiting to be implemented as the Indian sewing crowd gets more net savvy and the newer generation takes up the joys of sewing. The second idea was of making projects using designer prints so our projects get the exposure they deserve as we carve out a niche for ourselves in the quilting world. This echoed very well with me as I have recently been trying some international designer fabric myself. The quality and feel is amazing. I still use a lot of Indian fabric as its readily available and way more affordable🙂 Planning a dozen pouches shortly in designer fabric !

My lunch buddy, Arushi had a baby girl and I decided to make an ombre Pinwheel quilt for her little one.

The challenge was to finish it in a quick couple of days so we could go visit her and give the little one her gift.

Pink Pinwheel quilt

Pink Pinwheel quilt

Am glad this came together in record time🙂 looking better than what I had anticipated .

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The quick completion of the top motivated me to try some FMQ on the quilt…some pink satin FMQ on the borders and white satin across the quilt.

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The quilt has now been gifted and hopefully the ‘lil one grown up to love it🙂

Quilt Size: 40″X60″
Fabric: Some bella solids and local Indian Poplin
Thread: Calypso satin in Pink and white
Quilt Name: Pink Ombre Pinwheel Quilt

Wanting to experiment with local linen I bought half yard each of two varieties of violet linen from a local shop. Neither felt like linen when I got home. From the fray of the fabric, they seem like some mixed blend.
Now I must try a project to see if they actually are sew-worthy !

The one yard of red is primarily to bind my June blue chevron quilt…

Sunday Stash

Sunday Stash

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