April 26, 2015
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This weekend I had the rare opportunity to go shopping with some lovely quilting friends.
I bought some bright neons.The fabric is nice and thick…apt for bags or pouches.
Bought some baby prints which I plan to sash and convert into quick baby quilts. Too many lovely babies have been born to friends and family this month and I am lagging behind in gifting them with snuggly quilts. Although its summer here, babies always need quilts while sleeping in air conditioned rooms :)
And then some smart prints…not sure what I will convert them into…but some modern piecing and newly learnt FMQ does seem like a viable option now :)
April 19, 2015
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I am so super excited! My first designer bundle is here…
Alison Glass and Michael Miller
What awesome fabric…absolutely love it.
Echino and other fabric
Echino is my favourite :)
Receiving the goodies
April 12, 2015
Ordered these lovely cute fat quarters online. Yet to decide their fate :)
Two more fat quarters from The Material Girl on Facebook….love those elephants :)
April 10, 2015
The India Quilt Guild on facebook had a mini quilt competition and the theme was ‘traditional’. I wanted to make something using Indian traditional fabric from Eastern and Western India.
From the west, I chose a white fabric that has black warli print on it. Warli is a tribal artfrm from Maharastra. From the East, I chose 2 Sambalpuri fabric from Orissa in Earth Brown and Black with the same print. Since the fabric is woven using mercerised yarn it wouldn’t hold ironing. I had a tough time making it lie flat and even.
The pattern of the mini quilt if Januaryblock from Lady Harvantine. Its the first pattern I have bought online and absolutely loved it. Plan to make at least one more quilt from it, but will definitely use a fabric that holds shape more conveniently.
I see that my binding has improved significantly from the earlier versions. Practice makes perfect :)
Tips and Learning: While curve piecing, pins are ones best friend. Also, when working on a large curve as you are sewing on the bias, it makes more sense to start at the centre and go all the way to one end, then start from the centre again on the other side and sew towards the other end.
What the kid learnt: He learnt about circles and rings and curves. he isn’t old enough to know segments or area or perimeter but was glad to see the secondary rings falling into place.
April 4, 2015
My second attempt in my own Library Project would be a portrait quilt from the Ebook ABOUT face by Shruti Dandekar.I have been wanting to make a quilt from the book since it was first published .
I am yet to decide whose Portrait to try first :)
Linking it to A Lovely year of finishes!
March 30, 2015
I am on cloud nine. I am so happy to have completed this project( at least the quilt top).
Scattered near the bedroom window!
It took a lot of effort and time to gather, Scattered :) but I am glad I took the challenge and finished it. It looks awesome to me… Ha ha ha maybe because I made it. Thinking the blue background adds beauty to the assorted dot charm squares.
Gathered on the sofa :)
I changed the placement a bit and extended the pattern to make it 84″x72″. Now to move on to the next project…