Sunday, June 8, 2014

Moon and Star Cushion cover

A couple of months ago, I made my first quilt block using foundation piecing method. I made a Sun block and a cushion cover with it. Read more about of it here.

That cushion was getting very lonely and so I made a Moon and star cushion using the same technique. Now my sun pillow has friends! ;)

I hunted online for moon and star patterns. Star pattern was easy one to get I used it and lo, got my star!

Now for the moon! It was a futile attempt to get an easy free moon pattern online! Then I thought how difficult can it be! (Of course it was difficult!) But I was determined to do it myself. And below is the pattern I came up with... It may not work for you; you may try at your own risk!

I added a border and some lace trim to frame the corners!

 I love the look! What say! :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Another Quick Blankie

Remember my earlier post about buying a quilted fabric and attaching borders??? 

Well, this is one is similar too... but I used fleece instead of quilted fabric... 

To get a clean edge, I folded 1/4 inch of the edge, wrong sides together and stitched it. Then place the ribbon on the edge to hide the raw stitched edge. 

This gave it a nice finish! 
Quick and easy, my blankie was ready! :)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Pleasanton BART

Love the wavy architecture of the Pleasanton BART station...

While the station zooms past us, it feels like a wave dancing alongside us! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

India at SFO airport

On the floor of the airport lobby, there is a representation of world map with most of the world international airports.... And our lovely India is also in the map with the four major airports: Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and Madras. Notice how the names are still Bombay, Calcutta and Madras and not Mumbai, Kolkata or Chennai! :)

Click on the below to view a bigger picture!

Vande Mataram!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The apple effect!

While we were busy preparing breakfast, our laptop was basking in the morning sun. And guess what! The sun-rays passed through the apple on the back on the laptop and illuminated the laptop screen! What an effect! :)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tulle Skirt

Multi-tiered tulle skirt for my darling niece!!!

It can be worn as a petti-skirt to add fullness to her frocks!

I enjoyed every bit of the sewing process... 

A special thanks to the ruffle pressure foot! ;)

Superfast pillow covers..

A pair of pillow covers make a quick gift! :)

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!