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{TUTORIAL} Adding Zipper Pocket

Hello,
The last two days was euphoria for me. It's the first time I got published in an online media and that too on Ecwid Blog! I was contacted by them by email early this month and was so excited about it. You can read my Behind the Scene Story in Ecwid Blog. I hope I can inspire more mothers who decided to left 9 to 5 job and pursue her dreams.

Now let's get down to the fun stuff. I got email from Patti, asking about how to add zipper pocket on the Phone Pouch. Thank you so much Patti!! Adding zipper pouch is very easy. If you already got the pattern  here is what you have to do. (if you haven't,  you can get it at the end of this post)

After you cut all your Exterior, Lining and Interfacing pieces as per pattern instructions, cut 2 extra lining pieces of Main Panel.

1. Fuse the interfacing on to the wrong side of the back exterior piece. Mark 1.5" down on one of the short end and cut.

Do the same with one of the lining piece.

2. Put the lining and exterior pieces…

{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

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.

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 : 


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 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 hopefull…

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