Some cute vehicle print for kids. Totally love it…its perfectly quilt weight and would be a joy to sew with ๐Ÿ™‚
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.

Linking this to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles.

A new project has been completed and its time to blog about it ๐Ÿ™‚
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 ๐Ÿ™‚ with a handwritten note on care for teh product and thanking my friend for the opportunity to learn something new ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Tagging this to SewFreshQuilts and CrazyMomQuilts.

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Linking it to Lets Be Social at sew Fresh Quilts.

This is the last set of fabrics for the first half of the year. A lovely set of 3 Fat Quarters from Kausalya Pandit from The Turquoise Paisley.

Sunday Stash Fat quarters

Along with it, bought a traditional silver leaf stand for paan(beetle leaf had as a digestive post a heavy Indian meal). It was Kausalya’s idea to use this as a bobbin stand. Love this new acquisition.

Silver bobbin stand

An impromptu plan over the weekend became a lovely rainy drive in the ghats. Awesome fun,food and quilty friends over the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

chai with friends

Linking this to Sunday Stash at Molli Sparkles.

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™‚

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

Sunday Stash 22

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