Friday, November 22, 2013

Boy Crazy Cabins Quilt Tutorial @ Riley Blake Designs Cutting corners

I am so excited to share another tutorial for Riley Blake Designs cutting corners:
Boy Crazy Cabins. I really fell in love with this perfect boy color fabrics. And have been wanting to make a wonky log cabin quilt for a long time now.

Boy Crazy Cabins

So, this was just perfect. So, head on over to Riley Blake Designs to checkout my tutorial.
Hope you like it!
Happy Quilting!
(a.k.a Malini)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

W.I.P Wednesday - Woodland Trails baby/toddler quilt

Last week I showed you a peek of all the HTS I was making. I am using striping piecing to make these HTS and its so much fun. Probably will have to do a tutorial sometime.

I quilted this quilt with feathers FMQ and free-motion straight line designs called "Dot to Dot Quilting" by Angela Walters. I loved this class, but there are mixed reviews about this since Angela demonstrates this on the DSM. But she is just awesome as always.

Woodland trail baby/toddler quilt
Feathers & dot-to-dot FMQ

Close of feathers FMQ

I rented the longarm at Bits-N-Pieces to quilt this and I was pretty happy with how my feathers turned out. Definitely a great improvement from last time. For me, still long arm quilting experience is surprise every time I go there. Sometimes my quilting turns out the way I expected and sometimes it doesn't.

Now linking up Lee's W.I.P. Wednesday @FreshlyPiecied blog.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

W.I.P. Wednesday - Something cute!

Something cute is cooking up in my studio today. I will have more pictures to share this Friday.
HTS and some trimming

Aren't those dreamy deers cute! or are they unicorns?

Now linking up to Lee's freshly pieced blog.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 2 Just for the Boys Bloghop - Toy Stroller Cover

Welcome to our 2nd day of a very special blog hop - "Just for the Boys". My project involves a very special little buddy of mine, my son who is 2 yrs old.
A while ago he took over his big sisters doll stroller, now he completely owns it. We slowly take over big sister's stuff....first borrow it and then never return. It becomes ours ;)...LOL.

Here is the picture of the stroller before the make over:
Toy Stroller Makeover - Before pictures
Toy Stroller Makeover - Before pictures with Little K
He is very tiny and so sometimes he can make himself comfortable in this toy stroller. He loves puppies and always carries his little puppy & blankie around.

So I decide to make a stroller cover using some of my favorite puppy fabrics - "Spot's Favorite Color". For the back of the stroller I did a wonky modern log cabin block and for the seat I just used a square fabric trimmed to half circle. I quilted in the ditch for both the back and the seat.

Toy Stroller Makeover - Stroller cover front

Toy Stroller Makeover - Stroller side facing
Toy Stroller Makeover - Stroller cover closeup
Toy Stroller Makeover - Stroller Full View

Some of my other projects from the past which are oriented towards special boys in my life.

First up is "Blind Co-pilot" quilt that I made for my husband. This was a long term project. Half quilted on a longarm and half @ home on the DSM. Read the story here:
Blind Co-pilot for my husband
Then comes the baby quilt I made for my son:
Modern Pods

This one is my favorite too, which I made for my nephew in the beginner of the year for his birthday.
Disney Cars - Flames & Tires FMQ
Disney Cars
Now go ahead and check out the other fabulous projects from Day2 of the "Just for boys" blog hop:
November 7th
Thank you Mdm Samm for arranging just wonderful blog-hop and Amy @SewIncrediblyCrazy for being our cheerleader.