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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Some cute vehicle print for kids. Totally love it…its perfectly quilt weight and would be a joy to sew with 🙂
This promptly goes on to get added to the stash in the quilting fabric cupboard to be brought out when emergency strikes-those times when a baby quilt has to be produced overnight(well! almost overnight) and there is no time to make a pieced quilt. The print is bright and beautiful so no point cutting into it, unless its a fuzzy cut pattern and keeps the vehicles intact.

Indian Fabric

I ordered this from Prabha Mathew from Quiltaholics on Facebook. I am always happy with her professional packaging and timely service.

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A new project has been completed and its time to blog about it 🙂
I tried to make a set of quilted table mats for a friend. She wanted a pouch on each for fork and spoon as its meant for the kids. So I tried to make some table mats for the first time.

I had the perfect fabric for the mats…a beautiful melon print in two colourways , which I showed in Sunday Stash #25 just a couple of weeks back.

Yellow melon table mat

For the yellow print I used a matching yellow pocket for the cutlery and for the pink-red one a pick pocket. Originally, I wanted to make 3 in yellow and 3 in pink-red. But I ended up making 4 and 2 as teh yellows looked lovely and bright.

Red melon table mat

The set of 6 looked perfect. I might make a set for myself soon.

6 table mats

Soon I had the set made and packed for delivery 🙂 with a handwritten note on care for teh product and thanking my friend for the opportunity to learn something new 🙂

Table Mats

Size : Each 13″X18″ finished
Number: 6(4 yellow and 2 pink)
Fabric source: Pune market
batting: bag batting
Thread: local poly
Top stitch length: 3″
Difficulty level: Easy

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I participated in a recent local swap and gathered these as per my partner’s choice of colour. They look lovely together. Sent some in the swap as extras and used the rest in the mini Quilt.

Hoping my partner likes the loot and the project.

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Recently, I took part in a local swap. Let me, on the onset, say that I love swaps and especially, the mini quilt variety. I have a whole cupboard full of swap minis stacked up somewhere in the house…ok! ok! exaggeration alert…But I definitely have at least a drawer full of minis, all too precious to be ever used!

HST Polka Dot mini

This one came out of the blue…literally! partner wanted a combination of orange-green and blue and the swap was of HST(which I love) and polka dots(which I love as well) but not together…So what started as an easy mini quilt swap, when I got to making it, became a nightmare of sorts. To put in all the items together and decide a design, that would do justice to the various elements was no mean task.

HST Polka Dot mini

Am happy with the final outcome. The quilt top ended up looking like our National Flag, which was great but not the intended end result, so thats where I decided on adding the FMQ in blue with a blue binding…so all elements in, blended harmoniously and a cushion cover and Fat quarter of fabric to go with the mini.

HST Polka Dot mini

Quilt name: TAC HST polka Dot mini Quilt
Thread: 2810 Aurifil 28 weight for FMQ
FMQ: Alternating single and double swirls
Machine: bernina 550QE
Fabric: Indian local
Binding:2.5″ double, although I think 2.2.5 would have been tighter and better
Quilt Size:

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As the second half of the year begins, I gather some solids to make a Riley Blake pixelated rose. It will be a slow long project and has been on my agenda for a while. I was just waiting for an opportune time to take it up. Mid-year seems to be just the time, given one has half the year to go by and continuous Monsoon rain to keep one at home 🙂

Sunday Stash

Looking forward to starting this and then take it to completion. Have no intention of adding to my pile of WIPs. With house interiors getting done in a big way, I may not be able to finish this by July end…but totally worth a try!

We do not get designer fabrics in India so teh solids are just locally sourced, but that never dampened my enthusiasm…raring to go !

Fabric source: Kausalya Pandit

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Made a set of two cushion covers as extras for my upcoming swaps. What I really like is that they are fast and look quite festive, more apt for an occassion like Diwali.

Indian Cushion

The colour and border make it look so very Indian. Originally I had just planned for the lace border but as I was flipping through my Quilting planner, I came across an FMQ design from June (week )…time to try !neat and nice 🙂

Note to remember : Never use thin bag batting for FMQ. It sticks to the surface of the machine, is difficult to maneouvere and hence the FMQ tends to have kinks.

cushion cover

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