This turned out to be a bright and beautiful, 3D mini quilt.

3D Pinwheel Mini Quilt

When I placed the Mini Quilt next to my open window to click a snap, a few seasonal white flowers flew in through the open window to land on them. What a beautiful day! Overcast sky, hot tea, sweet smelling flowers from the apartment balcony and a completed Mini Quilt.

The 3D feel of the Pinwheels give the Mini-Quilt much needed character ๐Ÿ™‚ It also makes FMQ impossible and hence the ‘Stitch in the Ditch’ method for this one suits just fine. I like the look and feel of the quilt and that’s important as it is scheduled to travel across the seas to my #summerloveinvmqs partner. She likes bright colours ๐Ÿ™‚ so I cut into my favourite Alison Glass and made her this quilt. Hope she likes it…

The collage below is a summary of the process from fabric to mini-quilt ๐Ÿ™‚

3D Pinwheel Mini Quilt

A tutorial to the pinwheels is here ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking this to Lets Be social!

Am really drooling over these summer fabric yardage…real melons and melon printed fabric is all one can ask for in the sweltering Indian summer!

Summer watermelon fabric

These will make the perfect table mats for kids ๐Ÿ™‚
I am already thinking of making a batch!

This lovely pair is from my quilting friend Sangeeta who was visiting Pune last week and was kind enough to make the purchase on my behalf.

Linking it to Sunday Stash At MolliSparkles!

Edit: Molli is away on work and hence linking it to Quilting Jetgirl, love her work and glad to see her fill in for Molli on Sunday Stash. Quilters batting for each other is so heart warming ๐Ÿ™‚

Some fabric bought by Shruti, from her recent trip to Baroda.

A metre each of dinosaur fabric, elephants and boats. These are all black and white with varying amount of black in each. No idea what to do with them but dinosaur fabric could become a bag or eye mask for the little one who is a dinosaur fan. Maybe a passport wallet with the other two.

Indian fabric

Molli is taking a break from Sunday Stash, so this one is just my own Sunday flag with no linking ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Here is some printed waterproof vinyl for my kid’s lunch bag as he prepares to join the new academic year. Hopefully it will be done by the time the school reopens after the summer vacation.

Sunday Stash waterproof

Along with it, is a side sling bag belt which I ordered from Riddhi. Orders from her are always timely and am assured of quality. As she is rather occupied currently with an ailing family member and some travel, our mutual good friend Kausalya from The Turquoise Paisley ensures orders are in place. Love the way the two work in tandem across locations and ensure on-time delivery, everytime.

Linking it to Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.

Buying new fabric is always fun, especially when you have a project in mind. These were bought a while back from my local fabric shop. I had been there to replenish some of my original solid shades but they weren’t available. That’s the thing, you get a variety of colours, textures and shades… but you just don’t get what you bought last time!
But no trip to the fabric store should go waste, so bought a few other solids each a metre or thereabouts ha ha ha

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Tagging this to Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.…but this time its at Blossom Heart Quilts.

I went for a meet with local Quilty folks and the host explained how she cuts up her scraps into manageable pieces and keeps before she moves on to the next project. While I could never maintain the discipline, I got the idea of making basic 9 patches from it with a white centre.

My scrap bag was bursting from the seams and this seemed a pretty good idea…

9 patch block

I started making them two a day making sure to have variety in each 9 patch block. If I encountered a slightly larger piece of fabric, then I would cut up a few more squares and keep for future blocks. Each time variety became a challenge, I just ironed and cut a few more from the scrap bag. And so it went for about 2 weeks untilI had a neat pile of about 25 blocks.

This is a perfectly aimless project when I can just make two blocks a day to either get back my sewing mojo or fit a little schedule before I dash out to my day job in the morning and stack them away. No idea of converting it into a quilt as of now.

9 patch block

Adding a few solids to the stash …these are about a metre each.

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and a secret project underway. If its a success, will put it up here in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

My ‘Sunday Stash’ posts work as markers for self, I get to see on my blog how much work has been completed(more like how many new WIPs started) between the last ‘Sunday Stash’ and this. Sometimes, its just a realization that I have sewn items or tried out new things but just forgot to post them here on the blog. These then become delayed posts and crop up here and there…
then life continues again amidst all the anarchy ๐Ÿ™‚

This is one such post where the fabric was bought a while back but I couldn’t post it prior. Love the blue-magenta combination. In India magenta is called ‘rani colour’ or the colour of the Queen, and, rightly so…super rich and awesome.

Linking it to Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.