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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








Spring Garden Quilt

India

If you read my previous post, I wrote about my first quilt competition which - during the competition time frame (dec-April) - I was not allowed to disclose what I was making in any online social network - now I can show you.

Since the theme was the joy of flowers, so I made this with spring in Assam (my adopted homeland) in mind. 

More pictures on the making process can be viewed HERE and HERE 



I love Seminole and finally had a chance to use it as a border. making traditional quilt blocks using Indian mulmul fabrics was a challenge. I have to repeat many blocks cos the size keeps changing after squaring. But it's all worth the result.
I did FMQ in most parts of the quilt and tried decorative stitches in one border. 


The applique leaves were done by machine since the RULE said there should be very minimum handwork. The event was sponsored by Husqvarna Viking, Pfaff, and Handi Quilter, so I guess they wanted to show more of machine work. 





The backing


Close up 

I hope you enjoy your visit! 

That's all for now

Happy Quilting

Until then, 


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