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I was busy finishing my quilt for the quilt competition organized by Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff and Handi Quilter India. I still can't post it here on my blog but if you're on facebook you can check the competition FACEBOOK PAGE.

So far 5 quilts are out on the page out of 15 participants and you'll LOVE  the unique, one of a kind, artistic quilt made by  Indian talented quilters from all around the world. I can guarantee that!! 

Every morning, I am eagerly waiting for the next quilt! My quilt was out on Facebook the first day and I was so nervous. It's afterall my first time! Just like any first time, all the nervousness, anxiety, finally died down and after reading Katie's post  I feel more at ease. 

so, this week, I practically just cleaning all the mess I created while doing the quilt




 open my ETSY shop again after I put it on vacation mode for few weeks and finished my #mainhoonna round robin #medallion #quilt swap blog for my Desi Quilters group on Facebook. 

I decided to make this one. I've seen this block doing around in IG and Pinterest and wanted to make one, finally I did it. yay!!
I follow the tutorial from Toni of Hosiere Tony. it's called skinny Churn dash. 


Originally I plan to do this Indian Meadow block. I saw someone made this beautiful block in Instagram but it turned out too big and I don't feel like altering any pattern that moment. So, this will be another orphan block ^_^. 



and then tried this one but not happy with the layout :P . This will go to my UFO bin. I love that Indian Ladies print and wanted to make something from that.



And since the boys decided to do regular jogging, today morning we went to Guwahati University to do a little jogging /brisk walk . It was  nice! This can be our weekly family exercise! I need to do that much at least!! I've been slacking for the last few months :( 






So, until next time

happy quilting


 






Learning few things

FMQ is always a challenge to me. I never get it right no matter how much free tutorial I read/saw on the web. That's how I decided to these 2 kindle books. I find reading books give  more detail information and if I forget something I can easily go back to it :)

The book is quite informative with picture guidance and also easy small projects for beginners.




This book  is more thorough in a sense that it gives more detail illustration on fmq design, how to set your machine even if your machine does't have option to drop your feed dogs, etc.  She gives few samples of design for you to practice doodling in your pad. 

After reading the two books, I immediately got down to work. I took a blank paper and start practice doodling for few mins and then took out my scraps and started the real work ^___^

  

and I turned it into this double side mug rug

It is amazing how much information you can get if you only look.  I learned the other day that apparently I should put my come thread in line with the original thread holder. I used to put my come thread on the side and it always give so much problem that I put it aside. But I like the cotton come thread. So I look up on Google and found the information. 


so, what did you learn today?


Until then
Happy quilting




Another Quilt tops finish

How many quilt top do you have?

I seem to collect a lot of them recently v_v

These two I recently finished/

This grey cat in the road block *as my son named it* is done at 40x40"
and I am still wondering how to quilt it.
Maybe a dense straight line or wonky line
or using my fave serpentine stitch


doing the top is my fave part of quilting

I used my own pattern for this using excel sheet -___-
The trial block was not as how I pictured it in my head
so I made it into cushion cover for a swap

and after alteration I'm happy with this one.
Here's the detail picture of the block


Second quilt top is this trip around the world. 
I love TATW block! and one if my IG friend, Laurie Meyers, she made beautiful TATW quilt which really inspire me!




the details


oh and I have a finish. This blue quilt is made as custom order in my shop
I've been wanted to combine this blue and green into a quilt and
opportunity presented it self ^___^


there you go the details




 Those are my quilty stories for the past 2 weeks. Next week will be a hectic one for me as I have to at least finish 75% of my quilt for the Husqvarna Viking India Online Quilt competition *sigh*. 
It's been quite a task since I can't show to anyone about it. Ha ha !! So, I just want to get it done fast and hopefully it will turn out as I picture it in my head!!


Until then,

Happy Quilting









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