Monday, April 21, 2014

Little things that make my day...

V pointing me to a humming bird during a walk...

Watching the shadow of clouds on the green sierra mountains... 

Watching the colors of the sky during sunset...

Watching an uninterrupted episode of Bill Cosby Show...
The pedometer on my phone shows I have walked a distance of 2.5+ miles...

...All these little things brighten my day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quick quilt gift

When there is no time to make to new quilt to gift to a baby... Pick one yard of these from walmart and a roll of matching satin ribbon (around 5" width)...

Fold the ribbon into half widthwise and press it with iron.

You can roll the ribbon back onto the spool for easy storage and usage.

Use the satin ribbon to sew binding to the one yard ready-made quilt.

We can use a decorative stitch for binding. As we are using ribbon for binding, we need not worry about the fraying! :)

A beautiful baby shower gift in 15 minutes...

Got another 15mins? You can personalize the quilt by adding the baby's name.

Welcome little princess Vanshika into this beautiful world! :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Foundation piecing

Attended an ez-piecing class in the quilt and sewing show held at San Mateo last weekend. Tried it out at home... :)

The Quilt and Sewing festival gives me an opportunity to learn new techniques, attend free classes and buy materials at  a good price. Just like I bought the ez-piecing pattern for New York Beauty blocks... :)

Using this technique, the foundation can be left in unlike paper piecing where we need to rip out the paper.

The combo of the quilt block, the lace and the white back fabric has worked out very well. What do you think? :)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Knotty Tidbits: 18

Title: Scrabble

First clash of titans in a never ending game of Scrabble... ;)

Discovered one of the oldest versions of Scrabble at a goodwill store... Gently used and safely handled... The pieces are all in wood... I am so lucky to find it! :)