Friday, December 27, 2013

Sugar Block Club final block

I finally completed the December block for Sugar Block Club 2013. Its another intimidating paper piece block. I think I am finally getting a hang of it. The rest of SBC blocks found here and here.
December SBC block

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Reversible Baby Shoes

I made these cute baby shoes following this tutorial here.
I used a cotton print for one side and  a white fleece for the reversible. It was fun making it.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mugrugs galore

Manifestation of my love for Mug-rugs

Simply Color mug-rugs
Simple Elegant mug-rugs.
Scrappy mug-rug with single-fold binding.

Purple mug-rugs

Mod mug-rugs
Dresden mug-rug set

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Goals to complete before 2014


Quilted 2 blocks of 2012 quilt
complete eid sign/banner
Quilt - 3 more blocks by 10/15/13
Finish quilting 2012 BOM by 10/20/13,did it 10/25
Bind 2012 BOM by 10/23 
Cut and sew quilt top for Baby by 10/30/13(QAYG)
Sew quiltback for pink/green quilt -did it on 11/6/13
Sew thread catcher
Quilt pink/green quilt  by 11/14/13
Make mugrugs   - in process
Sew Jacket- houndstooth material
Make more Eid banner

Make machine needle keeper or wristlet by 11/21/13
Sew SBC Oct block by 10/15/13
SBC Nov block did it on 11/7/13

SBC Dec block

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Another pieced backing.

I finally sewn a pieced quilt back  for my Niece's quilt. I played with some designs and came up with this:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Pieced Backing

It was really nice to be back with the Creative Saturday group even if it is for a short time and I got to finish piecing this quilt back for the String of Pearls quilt. Carole has taken it with her to quilt it for me on her long-arm machine.

Friday, November 1, 2013

My First Sampler Quilt

I finally finished this 2012 BOM after almost a year. Quilted and bound using my Brother cs6000i sewing machine.
It is not perfect but lots of lessons learned (more on that later) throughout the process. Its a great feeling of accomplishment.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Another RMH quilt done.

This quilt top was pieced and donated to Ronald McDonald house. I quilted and binded it.

Boppy cover

 I made this boppy cover in summer before my delivery. I have been taking pictures of this project to post, only last week I was able to get a picture that is good. Even these are not bright. I have to tone my picture taking skills  learn to take good pictures.
More about the boppy cover. I messed up a few times before it came out okay. First I used the peach fabric from Annette Tatum's boho collection, but didn't leave enough seam allowance. The one inch seam allowance wasn't enough, I didn't have enough of that fabric to add. Luckily I had the green fabric of the same print. So I slashed the peach boppy cover and sewed strips of the green fabric to it. It didn't fit after these alterations. I really liked the look of the green and peach combination. So to make it work I added a bias strip on the inside curve of the cover, just like it was on the boppy itself . It worked and I am so glad I finished it just in time.

Here is the zippered back. If I decide to make another cover, to make it usable on both sides, I would add the zipper on the outside curve and not at the back. I got this idea from here

September and October blocks for the Sugar Block Club. I really like the color combination of the october block.
September Block
October Block

Saturday, September 14, 2013

'String of Pearls' finished top

'String of Pearls' top finished for Christa's quilt along. I like the way it turned out, every stripe lined out good. I used Moda's 'Simply Color' fat quarters, black solid from Connecting and Kona coal grey to make this top. Now I have to start working on a pieced back soon so I can start quilting or have it quilted. Planning to get it done by November, God Willing.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Materials for String of Pearls.

I am using the fat quarter collection from Moda's V and Co "Simply Color" and Kona coal grey for background.

Pearls sewn.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Sugar Block Club Blocks

January, February and March blocks 
April Paper Pieced block
Amy Gibson from sends these block patterns every month when you sign up for the 2013 Sugar Block Club.
March block
June Block
July Block

August Block

Friday, July 5, 2013

Made Pillows

I made this
dresdon pillow using the pattern from Craftsy's 2012 Block of the Month class. The pillow turned out real cute and ever since wanted to make more pillows. Finally last couple of days I just sat and sewed 2 more pillows, one chevron pattern from the same BOM series and a log cabin block pillow.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Mug Rugs at-last.

I have been wanting to sew mug rugs for a long time. Thanks to Carole from Creative Saturday Group organized an afternoon to sew mug-rugs and I used that opportunity to browse through pinterest and sewing blogs and whipped up these lovely mug rugs.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Rescued Oven Mitt and Potholder

Rescuing worn-out oven mitt and potholder
Worn out mitt
worn out mitt front
potholder back

potholder front
I have been using these potholder and oven mitt for years and they are pretty much ready to be thrown away. Since I had ton of scrap fabrics leftover from a quilt, I decided to cover these mitt and potholder.
I just ripped open the mitt and sew the scraps using quilt as you go method. 
Ripped open and quilted 

Other side, they are good as new.

One side of the mitt and potholder.