Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Chasing the blues

I managed to meet the August target well in time. Feeling happy. I finished four sets of dresses that are cool and comfortable to wear in this hot weather and I finished the borders on my quilt. I ran out of fabric right at the end with two small pieces of border to be attached and had a near heart-attack when I went to the shop and was told they were out of that colour. Thankfully it turned out it had been just misplaced and I did not have to resort to using another shade of blue. Oh did I tell you that  my quilt is blue and so are all the dresses I made this month. Weird coincidence right?
Here is a photo of my quilt panel with borders. ( Don't have enough floor space to spread all four panels out)
And here is a photo of my dresses.

Linking this with A lovely year of finishes

Thursday, August 6, 2015

August borders

I just managed to remember in time that I should decide on my project for August. Hmm I plan on seeing four cotton tops. The heat is unrelenting. But I want to get some quilting done too. So will do the borders for my quilt. The one I finished piecing last month. Getting the sandwiches ready would be a bonus!!. Sharing this with ALYOF.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

An extraordinary quilt

This has to rate as the toughest and of course the loveliest of the quilts I have tried to make. Right now I have done only the blocks and have to make it into a quilt top and then of course quilt it. But happy right now to have got to this stage. Especially as I know no one else has done as much. Many have lagged behind or given up or never tried. So I do have reason to feel on top of the world.  And of course not to forget that at last I would have a quilt for myself.
I set this as my target for ALYOF and managed to finish it all but for the last block. I am out of the background material and will be getting it in the next couple of days. Will finish it definitely before the month ends.
 Tagging it for ALYOF at Sewbittersweet designs

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Madhu's blocks and my quilt!

I did have a lot of finished projects the last four months and all of them lovely but somehow kept missing linking it to A Year of lovely finishes. Thankfully remembered it this month. July is going to be my 'me month'. I am going to work on my quilt. I plan to finish setting all my MMDQ blocks into squares and also finish the ones I am yet to do. Making a quilt top now that would be wonderful but am not setting that as a target. Here are some of the blocks. Paper pieced, designed by fellow quilter Madhu Mathur - you can find the free patterns here -https://betukbandi.wordpress.com/one-stop-page-for-the-round-the-year-quilt-blocks/

Linking this up with ALYOF

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Promises to keep

It's time to redeem my pledge to myself - to finish that bag promised long ago to my niece and to also complete the task I set for myself this month - my goal for the 'Year of lovely finishes' but looks like I may have left it too late! I have the fabric all cut out and even the interfacing fused but cannot progress as there is a power outage here. No power since morning and it is late evening now with no signs that it will be restored. I am hoping that I can sew tonight and finish it and perhaps using the fact that I live in the East to get it linked.
 And yes I managed it. Thank God it is Pacific time for the linky party or I would have not made it. Made a silly mistake and had to go for the seam rippeṛ Sewing at midnight is not my thing and next time i am finishing a week ahead to avoid this kind of mess-up.

Linking it with AYOLF at Sew BitterSweet Designs

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Feb goals for A lovely Year of Finishes

 Keeping a target really worked last month though I messed up n posting the link at SewbitterSweeṭ Well this month I do have a lot of projects going on but there is one that I have to do for my niece - a library bag and a pair of pencil poucheṣ That will be the target. My niece has a penchant for owls and so I have got this lovely fabric for the bag.
Hoping to finish and link it by the end of the month in a year of lovely finisheṣ

Friday, January 30, 2015

Springtime quilt

This one has been in the making for a while. I had to put it away couple of times to accommodate other quilts and projects and also because my sewing machine had minor fits of tantrums when asked to do a lot of FMQ. Well I am not one to give up easily and after multiple changes of needles and thread and freshly wound bobbins, It is all done.

Linking this with 'a year of lovely finisheṣ Hope I can do it the next 11 months too.