Well, technically, it is the same quilt, but quilted differently. I told you how it started off as one large quilt, and ended up as two quilts! In fact, I quilted this one first, but the binding on the other one came first. This brown strip that used from my stash was thicker fabric than […]
Finally completed one of two quilts in the making…both gifts, for two wonderfully generous girls. I planned, originally, to make a queen size, using the Cafeteria Line pattern by Modern Quilt Relish. However, I had only five fat quarters to work with, so I modified the pattern somewhat, adding the extra red bar . I […]
At least three to four years ago, I had cut out the fabric to make a very simple but striking quilt, Cafeteria Line by Modern Relish. I had even started the piecing, before I got side tracked into something else. I especially loved the quilting on the original quilt. Today I dug out the UFO […]
The Jack’s Chain quilt block is one that has always fascinated me. I used it as Block Twelve, Dozens Squared, in my Dreamcatcher Round the Year BOM quilt too. But what intrigued me was the way the whole quilt comes together. I could not see myself making a full quilt but a mini appeared quite […]
Today, finally, I got around to opening my Diwali gift from Aditya Gupta, the Husqavarna Viking , Pfaff and Handiquilter man in India, who has become a dear friend over the years. Actually, the package had arrived more than a week ago, but I had not been able to even open it. October, so far, […]
After several weeks, I finally got around to a little bit of sewing and I decided to try out a YouTube tute on an easy and quick method for a nine-patch block, which I had seen long, long ago! In fact, almost five years ago, I had adapted this method to test and write one […]
Finally in Devanagari script, my poem about the games young rays of the sun play on a morning in early winter, written in November 2011! An English translation called ‘Games on a Winter Morning’ was one of the first few posts written and posted on my blog!
A Modern Look to Traditional Cathedral Windows A finish after a long time… This project seemed ill-fated from the beginning and one that would end up in my long list of UFOs ( unfinished objects). The first roadblock was when I made wrong calculations and ran short of the turquoise fabric! That was sorted out […]
Time now to give the study area a makeover. Changing the beige furnishings for a bright modern turquoise green ( it looks more like aqua in these pics; it isn’t!) contrasted with black and white modern prints… Cathedral windows, again, and using the traditional method too! ( I made a small table runner almost five […]
The number of ‘window panes’ in a traditional cathedral window quilt is not the same as the number of background squares. It is many, many more! So how do you know how many fabric squares to cut? Here is the Arithmetic!