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Finishing star quilts

Hello everyone,

It's almost end of August and I have not written any blog post this month. There are so many things going on this month. Sometimes, I open my laptop and trying to write something but I can't think of something. Too many things going on in my mind. 
Image result for my mind is like internet browser
source : Pinterest

Well, sewing wise, I finished 2 quilt tops (yay!!) and now are with Tsala Studio in Bangelore for quilting. 



The quilt top above is from the quilting bees we did in Desi Quilter in 2013 (OMG!!). Thank you Sudha Sekhar, Prasanna Narasimhan, Nikhat, Damayanthi Bhat, Manju Narain, Tina Katwal, Sandhya and Aliya Mir for making these blocks for me *group hugs* 

I posted the tutorial for the block in HERE in case you want to try it :)



For the backing, I wanted in yellow. I have another yellow and blue print which I thought I will use but when I put them together, I feel it's too busy. So I stick to the original idea. I found this mulmul cotton fabric in yellow with small white flower print. It's perfect!! 



The second quilt top is this Double Friendship Star quilt. The block is based on MSQC Youtube Tutorial. I started this quilt last year. I posted my progress in Instagram . I used batik Jellyrolls and white cambric cotton for the background. The batik part finish at 40" x 48". I thought I will finish it as another throw quilt but then I want the quilt to be usable. I have a few throw quilt which mostly end up in my cupboard :D

After browsing Pinterest for idea, I decided to add wide borders in white. I added 9.5" wide on the sides and 12.5" wide on the top and bottom. I love how it turned out! 


For backing I chose multi color ikat print in glace cotton. Glace cotton is very soft and it has a glossy finish. I love it!! 

Oh and I have 2 blocks left which I will make cushion covers! Yay! 

Well, finished is always better than perfect, right? Finally this winter, we will have new quilts. yay!

I still have one more bee blocks to assemble. I already got an idea and hopefully it will work out :D

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice weekends!

~ Elvira ~




A New Batch of Small Bifold Wallets


Hello,

I made a few small bifold wallets last month but two of them have been claimed. I love using small wallet especially when I take my mini sling bag. Since the boys are grown up, I mostly take sling bag when I go out, that's why I need a small purse which I can just slip it into my small purse. 

I am quite a minimalist that way, because normally I only take 3 cards and cash/changes. And I somehow my wallet always full of receipts which I often forgot to throw away. Bin is not something that easily available near the cashier counter in here. Maybe they should start one.

Features:
1 main compartment
3 card slots
1 slip pocket
1 coin compartment 
snap button closure
hand sewn binding 

So here is some of them. They are now available for purchase and/or custom order in my WEBSHOP and ETSY
Pink Cat Mini Bifold Wallet
Kawaii Cat Wallet 
Pink Cat Mini Bifold Wallet
Pink and Blue - a Perfect combination
Red and Black Alice in Wonderland




Alice Small Bifold Wallet 

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Denim is always in fashion

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Minimal Wallet Minimal Design



I ship worldwide from my webshop too. I am trying to regularly update it, but if you don't see any update you can always email me
 I'm still on holiday mood after came back from Indonesia last week LOL but slowly getting back to my old routine. So many things I want to sew!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Happy Sunday!
Elvira




Mini Make-up Pouch Bag

I made this mini make up pouch cum sling bag for Jasmine. My friend's daughter who recently had her 5th birthday party. Too bad I could not go to her party because hubby had to work late that day and I don't drive (anymore). 

I filled up the pouch with nail polish and lip glosses. I simply love watching her doing her girly stuff. 




Finally I gave her the bag on Sunday and she was thrilled. She wouldn't let anybody to touch her bag:D

Yes, I believe handmade gift is always the best! 

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On second note, I've been using Snapseed for editing my photos and I've been trying to write blog from my iPad but could not write /edit properly. For example, the page won't scroll down after the second photos are uploaded. Sometimes there are so many things I want to write and I am too busy or tired to sit and write on my laptop. What I do nowadays is I click the photos with my camera, transfer them to iPad and upload to my blog as a draft post and edit it when I have time. 

Bt the way, I am using blogger here. What about you? Do you blog from iPad/Mobile? How do you go about it? 
Please let me know in the comment if you have any tips for blogging from mobile/iPad, I'd really love to hear about it. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Have a nice day!
-Elvira- 


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