This is the sixth week of the Garden Snail Quilt Snail Paced Slow-along Sew-along Gnomengel and thankfully I have been able to catch up. Next week, there is travel planned on my itinerary so there could be a break again. But so far so good…all 6 snails are ready in 6 rainbow colours!
One remains yet!

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Learning from 1&2: The grey is too light and the snail body doesn’t stand out against the white backdrop.

blue-snail

green-snail

Learning from 2&3: The grey is fine and stands out against the white background but the material is polyster. Firstly, its difficult to sew and then it shrinks under and iron!

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orange-snail

These are better but the wonky blocks need to improve.

Linking this to Sew Fresh Quilts.

A new year calls for experimentaion with new designs, patterns and material! Here is a different material…some faux leather and some pure leather to try out in pouches and bags ๐Ÿ™‚

2017 Sunday Stash 2

2017 Sunday Stash 2

Those pencils also have some lovely sayings on them …

Purple: Creativity pride Enlightenment Mystery Nobility
Red: Love Courageous passionate Sensual Power
Orange: Energy Playful Stimulation Enthusiasm Warm

Lets see what comes up through 2017 ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking it to Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles!

The first project of the New Year is actually a swap item. Am so happy am making something for someone else…While I cant reveal her name until she gets her goodies, she is someone I adore for her spirit and positive attitude ๐Ÿ™‚

Craft Apron

Craft Apron

I was looking for a quick project to make for the swap and this just fit the bill.
It took about an hour to complete it end-to-end! Of course the pieces were pre-cut:)

We have to send a dozen items to the partner as part of the swap. So here is a list of all of them :
1.Craft Apron from pattern by Shruti Dandekar
2.Judwa pouch by Kausalya Pandit
3. A Japanese sewing kit
4. A Japanese washi tape roll
5.A Japnese thin Frixion pen
6. Some wooden ‘handmade’ buttons

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7. Some wide ribbon
8. One iron-on design
9. A few chocolates

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10. 4 Fat Quarters of fcordiated fabric
11. one satin machine sewing Thread roll
12. One clover seam ripper
13. Two zippers(brown and red)
14: Flat tipped pins

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An assorted fun pack to put together!

These traditional pieced elephants have been on my To Do list for long. I fell in love with them the moment I saw them on the blog SewFeshQuilts as part of her Quilt Along #ElephantParade. But life happens and I wasn’t able to make them then…I finally got the opportunity to make two of them for this baby quilt :).

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It was my little one’s idea to place them back to back. After the two were done, I added some whole cloth elephant fabric for the body of the quilt and I was done with the top. It is a gift quilt for my husband’s cousin who had a beautiful baby a month back. Am glad that it was over on time. Will be posting it shortly. I hope the baby grows up snuggling in the quilt and the parents love the gift ๐Ÿ™‚

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I would like to know how do people pack and post quilts?
The Indian Speed Post system mandates that they check the item at the post office so basically you have to carry an open item to the Post office and then get the contents checked before you post. Don’t get me wrong, I love their service and use it pretty often for small items but am not sure if the same is true for Quilts.

Quilt Name: Elephants on the run
Size: 40″ X 50″
Thread:Calypso from costs
Quilting: FMQ stippling and straight line quilting
Binding: 2.5″ double bind
Fabric: Indian

Linking it to WIP Wednesdays ๐Ÿ™‚
Looking forward to her Christmas new Quilt along!

This is a whole cloth quilt, the kind that has been rare across my quilting career. While I lot of people start with whole cloth quilts, I didnt. I always try to push my boundaries trying to see if I can an additional quilting element to the quilt: be it a quilt block or applique or something else!
To be frank, I didn’t have much expectation from this when I set out to make it.

Hello Kitty Quilt

Hello Kitty Quilt

However, it turned out to be a stunner. I haven’t been able to do justice to it in terms of photography. It looks so beautiful in real life that my house help refused to part with it after it was complete…she is of the opinion that we should keep it and let my ‘lil one use an extra quilt along with his own …ha ha ha

Hello Kitty Quilt 2

Hello Kitty Quilt 2

Here is a close up of how it all came together and then…

Hello Kitty Quilt

Hello Kitty Quilt

a bit of the straight line quilting ๐Ÿ™‚

Quilt Name: Hello Kitty Yellow-Purple Quilt
Thread: Calypso by Coats, a lovely shiny thread meant for machine sewing
Quilt Size: 44″ X 60″
Fabric: local Indian Hello Kitty print
Batting: 180 gsm cotton batting
Binding: 2.5″ double machine binding
Quilting : Straight Line Quilting

This is a fabric I just couldn’t resist. So Modern and cute…
Bought 2metres of it to just herald the festive cheer ๐Ÿ™‚

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2016 Sunday Stash 49

I ordered it from Quiltaholics and as I have mentioned it a few times earlier, Prabh, my friend and proprietor of the online fabric cum quilting shop she is amazingly professional. Its always a pleasure buying from her ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking it to Sunday Stash by Molli Sparkles.

I have been following Sunday Stash at MolliSparkles for as long as I can remember and today Molli is celebrating the 200th post on this subject and Linky. It has been such a fun journey documenting my fabric and notion buys through the years with him. So, how could I possibly be left behind on this special occasion:)

Here is my Sunday Stash…some vehicle fabric, a traingle Quilting ruler, some florals and some roundals…did I miss out any shape here…ha ha

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I have been wanting a triangle ruler for a while now; now that I have it, let me rush and start yet another WIP ๐Ÿ™‚
I have just the perfect project in mind!

2016 Sunday Stash #44

2016 Sunday Stash #44

Linking it to the 200th Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles !