Thursday, February 23, 2012

Victorian Hexagon Quiltalong

'Sunday Paper'
Barbara Brackman and I are hosting this quiltalong. Are you interested? Visit here to read more about this quilt. I have already posted the 'how to' instructions for this block. Go check it out!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Baby... Oh Baby!

A precious baby is born.
Our family couldn't be happier!

My husband's nephew and his wife welcomed their bundle of joy after waiting for so many years!

Riya Ashish Shah
Riya's baby quilt

This is what I had made for her.

I need to make another quilt, just because ....

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Eclectic Scraps

Scraps from thrift market shirts and one vintage Alexander Henry remnant.  Lots of fun.  Can you tell?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mini Quilt Challenge

Last fall Kathie of Inspired by Antique Quilts had sent me this block. Four little baskets were beautifully appliqued with scraps on scraps. Back then I was getting ready for my surgery and the block stayed patiently in the drawer until this afternoon.  (It was so long ago, I thought I had lost it in my sewing room)

I guess today was it's turn to be turned into a quilt. There must be something in the air because I have never stayed so focused on finishing pending projects.

Well, I am happy that these baskets got the attention they deserved.

Kathie had meticulously hand appliqued them. At one point I was even thinking of hand quilting this quilt but the excitement of finishing the quilt took over after I pieced around the block.

Most of the scraps I used came from a pile Nifty had sent me few months back.  I used the left over binding from other projects.. of course!

Kathie's Challenge
Thanks, Kathie for your gorgeous baskets.
LeeAnn, I still have a lot and a projects in works form all your fabrics. Thank you for sending the goodies!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Baby Steps

My attempt of freehand machine quilting.
Sometimes, all it takes is a little courage and the will to try something new!

My first attempt to try something other than stippling and wavy lines. I can see how machine quilters get easily absorbed into various patterns and designs. This was actually a lot of fun!
I even tried binding with machine.

I tried!

I went back to hand stitching the binding on my second quilt.

Quilts for Basics
If you are a member of this blog, I would like to encourage you to post your scrappy adventures. I know how difficult it is to maintain posting on several blogs. But it seems like this poor blog has been neglected by me and I would like to change that.
I am up for a small challenge. Anyone interested? No deadlines, no rules.. just plain and simple fun :)