Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Free Motion Quilting Love!!!

I love FMQ as much as I love my family! That goes on to say a lot about me and my dual love :)
I have recently grown to love Matchstick Quilting. I just adore the way it changes the texture of fabric and adds  character to the quilt top, a character quite distinct from what it was before. It renders the quilt a personality of its own.
Some of the recent ones are here!

Matchstick Quilting is all about straight lines very close to each other, usually parallel and along the warp/weft. However, you can try it along the bias as well and if you are careful about the fabric not getting stretched, this should work well. However, I'd suggest you to be careful if you are sewing on the bias, I usually sew along the grain of the fabric, either the warp or the weft.

On my Bernina 710, (I lovingly call him Ross), my BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator) is a constant companion in my quilting endeavors also because matchstick quilting, with it, is just a breeze and the stitch regulator gives it the much needed form and structure.Its like, after QuiltCon, with so much of inspiration, I cannot stop myself from making more and more quilts this way!

As you are aware by now, I promised to write more frequently under the 52 Prompts to blog every week. You can find the link here Come join me and together we can have some quilty fun!!


Thursday, April 9, 2015

My favourite Tutorial

So I am getting my sewing mojo back and happy to return to the schedule of blogging. I wrote about the 52 Prompts to blog about in 2015 to ensure I am more regular at blogging and not just quilting my heart out.

You guys must get an opportunity to read about my quilting journey and how I learn and grow through the year. April is all about ' Tutorials' !!

You can see the original schedule here.

The tute I would like to highlight is my i-pad tutorial from 7th of July 2014. It has been a hugely popular post and is completely in sync with the new digital age where everybody owns one(well! everybody who is digital savvy and on the move owns one :) ) So its very apt with the times.

Let me know if you make one from the tutorial.
If you want to join for the 52 week blog post, drop me an email - on my new email address info[at]13woodhouseroad[dot]com or leave me a comment below with your contact details  and I will reach out to you!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Workshop announcement

Its a pleasure to announce details of my upcoming workshop. This will be the first workshop post my Austin trip and I want my fellow quilters to partake my enthusiasm and learn from my Quiltcon trip.
Venue: 1075/5, Agarwal Residence, Gokhale Cross Road, Near Om Super Market, Model Colony, Pune 411016
Dates; 25th  and 26th April'15
Time; 0900 hrs to 18:00 hrs
The workshop is in two independent parts and you can choose to attend either one or both of them as per your need and convenience.
Day1(25th April): Improvised Modern Quilts

On this day you will learn the liberating technique of making stunning modern quilts without measuring when you cut. This method frees your mind and let's your creativity guide you. Everyone uses the same fabric but the results are dramatically different. 
At the end of the day you will complete a mini-quilt or a table runner TOP.

Day2:(26th April): Fun with Free Motion Quilting
On this day, I will teach you how to plan and execute stunning FMQ designs. I will teach you how to compose designs that complement the quilt design. I will teach you how to quilt so that you decide what you want to focus on rather than just doing a single extensive FMQ design.
At the end of the day you will learn 8 basic FMQ designs that you will apply when designing the quilting of your quilt top.

Hoping I will see you at one of the workshops!
Drop me a line for details!