My quilting friend Kausalya, sent me a lovely length of this macroon fabric and an author signed copy of this book.

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What amazing fabric …almost edible🙂
Have just started reading the book and I am loving it …

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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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These are not new. Although they look branch new, they were gifted to me by my mom last November when we were on a family holiday in Connoor and Ooty.

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Sunday Stash 27

I totally loved the pair of scissors and promptly started using it. But had almost forgotten the rest of the goodies.Today when she is coming to visit me, I suddenly remembered the goody bag tucked somewhere in my stash cupboard. I had no recollection of the set of coloured eye chenile needles. I will promptly start using them…they are so super cute !

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A mid year review seems a great idea to collate half a year’s worth of work and to take stock of how far one has progressed towards one’s quilting destination. Here I must say, although cliched, but the journey is as enriching and fun filled as the destination🙂

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As I look back, its a moment of pride and satisfaction to note the following for H1-2016 in brief:

    1. A landmark in the history of my quilting career came when I decided to buy the Bernina 550QE on World Quilting Day and I have been smiling happily on the quilting front since then!

    2. Won an award for the Bernina Lunch bag contest; whats more; this was the first lunch bag I ever made. Call it beginners luck😉

    3. Swaps participated and sent goodies to new friends in teh quilting world:

    –First, a mini heart quilt in March for Belinda at @Bellacoconut on IG
    –Second, a clutch and other things for Cindy at @Grans_quilty_creation on IG

    4. Made a Herringbone quilt top for my friend Shruti from an MSQC tutorial and gifted it to her . I love Jenny’s easy to follow tutorials. I plan to make a lot more later…

    5. There has been a lot of paper piecing, be it cupcakes for a quilt or lunch bag or alphabet spool testing for Kristy from @Kristycreates on IG…learnt immensely along the way!

    6. A special mention for my first table runner and first drunkar’d path blocks. It was for a swap at a quilters’ meet(Mumbai Desi Quilters) in Mumbai

    7. I wrote a tutorial for a zippered pouch that helps my newbie quilting friends a lot when tehy want to try out zippers for the first time.

    8. Made a playmat for a friend and neighbour and a baby quilt for another. Total bliss🙂

    9. Took a workshop to learn Abstract Portrait quilting and increasing my arty skillset. It adors my living room wall now🙂

    10. Started a Tula Pink sampler quilt. Got to make only 2 blocks from the book but am not really worried about it as I will be joining a quilt along from August and starting the project afreash

The little one was down with viral and didn’t attend school for 2 days. And then, when he went, I made this scrappy mug rug and left it home so he can see it when he gets back from school.

Scrappy mug rug

Scrappy mug rug

He was as happy to receive it as I was to make it🙂
Size: 6″X6″
Fabric source: Shruti
Fabric line: assorted designer fabric
Thread : local polyster

Another small project this week is for my ‘lil one’s friend. While the class was playing with his friend’s pencil box, it broke in two.While my ‘lilone was on entirely responsible for this, he definitely played a part.Thankfully, no one was hurt but the pencil box broke into two. I found the perfect fabric for the purpose in my stash, bought last year to make a quick and easy pencil pouch.

Pencil pouch

Pencil pouch

Size: 9″X 6″
Item: Pencil pouch with base
Fabric source: The material Girl
Thread : Aurifil

My quilting Guru and mentor,Shruti has recently started a designer fabric enterprise in India. Prior to this, there were no International designer fabrics available here. Any Tula Pink, Heather Graham or Alison Glass had to be bought in teh uS and brought in by a travelling friend, home.

This is the third week in the running and they are selling like hot cakes. I was barely able to manage some wide strips in the mad frenzy to be the first one to get my portion of the limited quantity fabric. But I love the apprehension of waiting for the new set to show up on Monday morning, the excitement of being the first one to grab a particular piece and the friendly banter amongst the fellow quilters when a desired fabrics is taken up by others before you.

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SS 25

Shruti , all the very best for your new venture. I personally appreciate the hand written note, the professional packing and invoice and the timely delivery as promised. Way to go🙂

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