WIP Wednesday


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

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!

This has been a super quick finish…
Technically its just the pieced top that is completed but I am happy none the less :)

The Top is 82″ X 102″
That’s big enough to cover a king size bed and have a slight fall on the sides.

It took me a Sunday(one full Sunday of no cooking, cleaning and eating out and only sewing ) along with two quick sessions on weekday mornings(Monday and Tuesday) to cut the jelly roll strips and sew together the Rainbow quilt top. This has boosted up my confidence in taking up and tackling large projects. It started off when my friend, Kausalya, helping me put together an assorted bundle of dots in 8.5″…100 pieces in all in 8 colours…the 7 VIBGYOR colours with black.

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Then came the thought of how to put together the quilt top. I had seen ‘falling charms’ while making my prior blue project at the Missouri Star Quilt Company and I thought it would be a good idea to try a modified version with larger blocks. As the sashing continues to be at 2.5″, the pre-cuts are at 8.5″ and hence the entire look of the quilt top is very different. The staggered rainbow looks bright and beautiful ….very spring and summery!

The moment she saw a snap of the quilt top, she said she would have named it the ‘Winding Rainbow’! I took the clue and named it such :)

Now to some backing and quilting before gifting it away!!

The first tote from the tutorial is here! Maybe I would like it to be a ‘lil more stiff in the next one, so the interfacing would need to change. But overall, am happy with how this turned out…

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It was for a friend’s birthday and it has been delivered to her :)

Fabric used: orange solid for the lower half and local warli printed fabric for the Interfacing used is locally termed as dhoti canvas.

If you ask me,”Does it really take ten mins?”
I would sit back, relax and say “Yes, it does!” And its ready in no time :)

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I made the ‘lil one time it while I pinned and sewed. So I know :)

    What you need:

Fabric for cushion cover 16.5″ X 36″
fabric marker
Pins
Measuring tape
Pillow form/cushion

Method:

    1. Take your cushion and check its size. Mine was 16X16 inches and that’s the size I will go with for the covers. It would fit snugly.

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    Cut the fabric 16.5″ X 36″. You can tweak it according to the size of your cushion. This is how you calculate. The height of the cushion + 0.5″ as you will sew on top and bottom with 1/4th inch seam.
    The length of the fabric needs to cover the front and back of the cushion(16″X2=32″) and then double broad fold on each side(another 2.5″). Rest would be the overlap.

    2. Ford the fabric in half. Mark the center and pin at 8″ on either side. This will be 16″ wide and form the front of your cushion/pillow. It will work as a guide for you while folding and sewing.

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    3. Pin and fold the shorter sides of the fabric inside, as shown in the picture below.

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    4. When you fold the fabric inwards (like a C tissue fold), you will see that it overlaps. This is fine. As the pillow is puffed up, this will prevent the rear of the inner pillow form revealing itself.

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    5. Now turn it inside out and sew the top and bottom of the cushion.

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    6. Turn out and iron.

This quilt top is modeled after the Mod Chevron baby Quilt by Rashida Coleman Hale. Keeping to the tradition of adding a little ‘me’ into everything I do, the quilt top has been made using a layer cake of 10×10″ pieces. So each quilt block is achieved by joining the HSTs and measures around 9.5″ square.

The quilt is composed of 6×8 quilt blocks and would measure around 60×80 when completed.

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What is really cool about the quilt top is that it uses fabric from my stash :) Not a single piece is bought from the store and I am really really happy about it.

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Here the quilt top lies on my balcony railing. With the rain clouds on the horizon, its impossible to get a bright snap outside.

Linking it to WIP Wednesday and Lets be social and Anything goes Monday!

Last month I tried a chevron quit for the first time. Yes, You read it right…first time !!
It turned out fine and all the points quite matched up…

I have now renewed energy to make another one, slightly differently laid HSTs, but then a chevron quilt once again:) Its based on the free tutorial by Rashida Coleman Hale’s Mod Chevron baby quilt, but as always, I have to add a little bit of _me_ in the quilt. I am using a layer cake and assorted fabric from my stash:)

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here is the set of layer cake and a coloured diagram of the quilt I intend to make…some triangles look smudgy as my little one coloured them in variegated crayons! That’s life with a little one at home who is enjoying his summer vacation with mom’s idea book and crayons :)

Linking it to WIP Wednesday and Lets be social …

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