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{Late Post} Another swap


Last March-April, there was (mini) round robin swap in my facebook quilting group Desi Quilting.
My partner,Prabha, sent me this pretty star block in blue, green and yellow. 

I'm not sure how I will extend the block. Since this is the first time I do this kind of swap, it made me quite nervous :P

Especially after seeing what others have done in the group.

At that time, then I remember one of Rita's (of RPQ) quilt. She made medallion with black and white. so why not trying using the black and white border, I thought. Afterall black and white is neutral colors, right? 

but instead of pure white, I decided to use the polkadots and love how it turned out. 
now on to the next one.

The deadline for submitting was nearing and I still could not decide what to to. A lot of "audition" going on 

Option #1


Option #2


Option #3


Option #4

fabric source : ETSY

This the time when understanding color theory in quilting  is very IMPORTANT. When you hit a wall, just open that color wheel and go from there.

I bought kindle version of Becky Goldsmith Book from Amazon
and love it. 


I just consult the color wheel, and decided what's best from my stash. 


here's the complete picture


I like the  overall look about it 
though I admit that I was using different weight of cotton there. It is one of the problem here in India, most cottons have different weight. 
it's very tricky, but hey..there's no rule in quilting rite?


That's all

Until then,

Happy Quilting


It's better be late than never

When my bff was having her first baby I told her that I'll make a baby quilt for her. Well, finally I did it...2.5 years later @_@ 

Here it is : 

Pardon the graffiti on the swing..
that was the sons doing when they were on crafty mood. 


Actually I planned a different quilt and then decided to change it midway using completely different fabrics. This one sort of grow from 40" x 40" to 48" x 60" which is - I think - its great for 2 years old. 

I used this soft minty green fabric at the back. One of the reason why it took so long  was looking for the perfect backing. So, it was after my Shillong visit last April that I got this fabric. See, I truly believed that everything happens at its own time and place ;) 

 


I decided to do straight line quilting using mercerised variegated cotton but it kept breaking. It turned out the thread was old (2009 made) which I didn't check. Lesson learnt.  So, after struggling for few lines I decided to change the thread. Too bad, cos I love the color so much. Well, its not meant to be. 


Another thing was I NEED walking foot. I'm not (yet) comfortable with FMQ -ing big quilt and I love straight line quilting after browsing Pinterest. There's just so much you can do with straight line quilting. HERE is one that I love. And to do that I need the right tool. I'll be getting one soon, thanks to my dear friend who will get it for me ...yay!!  


It's packed and ready to send by Monday. 
Until then

Happy Quilting





I love green!!

It's been raining for the last 2 weeks, though the weather become more tolerable but the lawn become muddy. Luckily the rain always comes at night, at least we get to see the sunshine during the day. And the flowers have gone bad to my MIL's dismay. But I love rainy season, cos even though it's humid at least the garden is greener. 


and who doesn't love green?


Yes, I finally completed this one. Simple table runner using charms and a slim blue border make it more charming.

The runner is available for grabs in my Etsy Shop


I love the feel of mulmul cotton in quilt. It's so soft. it's challenging to work with cos it's stretchy, maybe I should use more starch next time I work with mulmul.

So, that was last week, this week I've finished baby quilt for a friend, which 2 years overdue (ha!!)
I wanted to make the quilt when her baby was born but then you know....it's got delayed.

I washed and ironed it today and will take a proper pics tomorrow and hopefully will write a blog post about it.

if not, you can find my pics and mini stories in my Instagram, Facebook or Google+

Until then,

Happy Quilting