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! :)