Saturday, June 30, 2012

The list!

A few months back - was that already 2 years? OMG! - I wrote a list!

Today I'm writing another list!

But the difference is that THAT was a wishlist and this is my to-do list!

I'm joining Emily to make this fun! She's having a FIUW (Finish it up Week) on her blog!


 







So here's my LIST

1. Baby Bibs + Burp Cloths - 10 sets (7 bibs done!)
2. Baby Shoes - AMH pattern - 5



3. Birds on a Branch Mobile with Spool Birds (6 Birds done) 3



4. Baby Quilts  - 10 All finished!!! Have them in stock! Yay! But I'm sure I'll make some more!
5. Pillow Covers - 10 sets of 2s (1 set ready)
6. Tote Bags - 5
7. Mug Rugs - 10 sets of 2s
8. Table Runners - 3
9. Coasters - 5 sets of 4
10. Aprons - 10 (4 done)



11. Kitchen Napkins - 5 sets of 2s
12. Door Mats - 3
13.Tissue Pouches - 20 (10 done)
14. Pencil Cases - 10
15. Samosa Pouches - 10



16. Good Old Zipper Pouches - 10
17. Notepads - 5
18. Crayon Roll - 3
19. Art Carrier Tote - 2



20. Fabric Boxes - 5 sets of 3
21. Twin Size Quilts - 2
22. Queen / King Size Quilts - 2
23. Simple Swirl Skirts for little girls - 5


24. Circle Earbud Pouch - 5
25. Greeting Cards with button art - 10 sets of 2

I guess I'll have to have a Finish-it-up-three-months!
My personal target is to wrap things up by August-end!

Hope I make it through!

Wish me luck!

Cheers!

A happy mail day!!!



Look what arrived yesterday!

4 books and some awesome fabric!!!









Envious?

Not yet?

Here are the books

For inspiration to make something for the 3 awesome men in my life (DH, DS and DB)


and

for some clear and crisp inspiration...


and

some heart stopping, eyes widening inspiration!


and

to go back to the basics...


and these had arrived earlier...

for decorating my home...


 and

some simplistic combinations of tradition + modernism!


and

to explore a whole new field!


And a lot of fabric...

To revisit the Gardens of India pattern!


and


and some little apples to play with!


and for these napkins


some newsprint...


 And some "wow" red chevron and assorted red flannels


to make this beauty...



Thats a handful of plans!

I have been busy... 

Aadi wanted to learn to sew and I taught him!

He put together 16 charm squares that I quilted for him and turned it into a pillow!

It was so wonderful watching him enjoy it!

Photos of the "Pillow of honor" coming soon!

I have also booked a stall at a craft fair for October and there are a thousand things on my list... Am on a finishing spree...

Will do a leisure post about all of it! It deserves a special post!
 
I've also started taking quilting lessons... Got my first 2 students! Will start their classes mid-July...

 Whats happening at your end?

I'd love to know about it...


 

Monday, June 25, 2012

How to win 10 yards of Bella Solids
















Welcome guys to another episode of "How to win 10 yards of Bella Solids"

Here's what we had tutorials for in the past 5 weeks

 In Week # 1, Jane taught us how to make a cheat pillow or cushion cover!

Week # 2 had Kelly teaching us how to make this Chevron Rug


In Week # 3, Bryanna gave a wonderful demonstration of how to make this beautiful All Buttoned up Pouch


Week # 4, Elizabeth gave this wonderful tute to make a Chevron Laptop Sleeve


And in the last week, Shay showed us how to make this gorgeous Apron!


Now here's how you can win one HALF YARD bundle of the Bella Solids 2012.

You have to make something based on these 5 tutorials. It could be exactly like the ones shown here or it could be your own version of the tutorial.

You have to write a blog post ON YOUR OWN BLOG.

Fill this form to leave a link.

Last date of entries  July 01, 2012.

Winner will be announced on July 07, 2012.

Good luck!



Saturday, June 23, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Guest Post 5






Hi all and lets welcome the last guest of the Bella Parade...

She is a natural entertainer!

Reading a post on her blog makes me smile - EVERY SINGLE TIME!

She has a knack of turning even the simplest of all the household stuff into a riot-of-laughter kind of blogpost!

And here's her about me that I shamelessly copied from her blog...

"I come from the Land Down Under. (I bet you just started humming that song didn’t you?) Australia is a land at the bottom of the earth where we spend most of our time avoiding hungry sharks, deadly spiders and bad tempered koalas. In my spare moments away from cheating imminent death, I quilt, I sew, I create and I blog.I avoid housework whenever I can because it’s pointless. I have a large wardrobe of clothes rendering washing unnecessary for several weeks at a time.I once went 17 days without cooking a meal. It’s all about managing your time effectively. I am officially addicted to fabric. In 2011 I vowed to buy less than 100 yards of fabric for the year and managed to break my own vow within four months because I have no willpower. In my middle age , I have decided I’m entitled to do what I want , when I want so if profanity and randomness doesn’t scare the socks off you you’re welcome to tag along for the ride."

Please welcome Shay from Quilting in my Pyjamas



Head over here to find out what fabrics she's chosen to work with...

And dont forget to drop by tomorrow and find out what she has in store for you. Hope you haven't forgotten that it is the key to win a Half Yard Bundle of the 2012 Bella Solids!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 20

Welcome to the last day of the Bella Parade...

It has been an awesome year!

The color of the day is



Platinum



This is one gorgeous color that you can pair with any other!!!

Here are some beauties with this striking color in them!


This quilt made by Kate from One flew over has been featured here before too... But its just too gorgeous not to be mentioned again...

Gray can serve as a great neutral...


The white and brown birds on wires really make a statement! Found here.

This dramatic gingham made by our favorite Amanda of Crazy Mom is stylish, masculine as well as warm and comforting! Just the kind of quilt a mom would make - even if she was crazy! 


It looks great not just with pastels, but also with bright colors


The binding really complements the riot of bright colors this beautiful quilt made by Holly from Bijou Lovely is!

Here are my selection of fabrics to go with it







And here's my quilting design of the day

Its simple but I felt it looks good with this color...


I did waves again, but this time with some surf! I feel they'll look rather well on a boys quilt!
What do you say?

Would you like to win ONE YARD of Platinum
Here's how you can do it

1. Create a pinboard with the name "FQS Bella Parade : Season 2"
2. Pin at least one image with the "Color of the Day" onto the board. The image has to be sewing related. Notions, sewing rooms, finished products anything.
3. Leave a comment with a link to your board.
4. The winners will be selected randomly and announced in the weekend giveaway post.
5. All entries will qualify to win the Bella Solids 2012 Fat Quarter Bundle in the weekly giveaway.
6. Pin it! And you could win it!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FQS Bella Parade : Season 2 : Post # 19

We're already nearing the end of the Bella Parade


It is Day # 19 and the color of the day is






Boysenberry


But before we go further, I have a task ahead 


Announcing the past 2 weeks winners!


Winners of Week # 3 are 

Orchid
Sally

Citrine
Emily

Peacock
Linda

Indigo
Wendy

And Week # 4 are

Sand
Jessica

Mauve
Wendy

Petal Pink
Linda

Wisteria
Hueisie

I also have a task of drawing the 2 weekly FQ Bundle winners

Here are their names

Week # 3 
Amorette

Week # 4
Mary Kolb

Please email me with your addresses so that your prizes can be on their way to you!






Coming back to the parade


Here are some fab quilts with Boysenberry in them!



I could not find the name of the quilt maker... But she makes awesome traditional quilts... Go have a look here...


This is one of the beautiful Amish Country Quilts. Hop over here to see more...


This is a beautiful modern quilt made using boysenberry as a neutral!
It looks amazing!
It is made by Cytel and I recommend you go and check out her work... You'll get lost on her blog!


It is also a common choice for making hawaiian applique quilts! Here's one from Island Girlz

What would I pair with boysenberry?






Here's my quilt design for the day


I tried my hand at spirals and the end results were not too bad!

What do you think? I doubt if I'll use this design for an entire quilt, I'll start feeling dizzy by the end of it! But maybe to highlight a few parts...

Would you like to win ONE YARD of Boysenberry?

Here's how you can

1. Create a pinboard with the name "FQS Bella Parade : Season 2"
2. Pin at least one image with the "Color of the Day" onto the board. The image has to be sewing related. Notions, sewing rooms, finished products anything.
3. Leave a comment with a link to your board.
4. The winners will be selected randomly and announced in the weekend giveaway post.
5. All entries will qualify to win the Bella Solids 2012 Fat Quarter Bundle in the weekly giveaway.
6. Pin it! And you could win it!