Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bits N Pieces Sew-in to make "Quilts for Boston"

Bits N Pieces quilt shop is hosting a sew-in on May 5th from 11-4pm to make blocks for "Quilts for Boston". I just signed-up for that and might even take my daughter with me to make some blocks.

Any one interested in the sew-in can sign-up by calling them @603-635-9705.

See you there on May 5th.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Quilts for Boston

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild(BMQG)  is collecting blocks in the following colors: Blue, grey, yellow and white to make quilts and distribute to the people affected by the last week's attach during Boston Marathon.


Please visit BMQG website for further details on how you can pitch in.

Color Story for the donation blocks courtesy of GreenLeafGoods

Please mail all blocks and fabric to:
Quilts for Boston
P. O. Box 79225
Belmont, MA 02479



Thank you for your support!
Malini

Sunday, April 21, 2013

FMQ Friday with Leah Day - Rolling Tires FMQ

This week I quilted the "Rolling Tires" FMQ design on the inner border for the Disney Cars Quilt I showed last week. This was such a fun design and I have been thinking about coming up with this FMQ design for quite some time. I really like how it turned out.

I actually marked the tires freehand before quilting them. I didn't really follow every single marking, but this was helpful to keep me on track.
Rolling Tires FMQ

Rolling Tires FMQ closeup

Disney Cars Quilt
Now finishing up the binding.

Linking up to Leah Day's for this week's FMQ Friday.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

FMQ Friday - Hot Disney Cars

I am finally getting close to finishing up the Disney Cars Quilt. I quilted the outermost border with flame stitch and the texture it creates is wonderful.

Flames - FMQ

Flames FMQ Closeup

Disney Cars
Now linking up with Leah Day's FMQ Friday.

Happy Quilting!
Malini!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tumbling Blocks on Long Arm - WIP Wednesday

This is my second attempt quilting on a long arm machine. I just love it how fast we can get the quilting done. But definitely there is learning curve for free motion quilting on Long Arm. My FMQ skills on Home sewing machine(HSM) did come in handy though since if something didn't work, I went with the flow and changed my plans.

This time I allocated 4 hours for quilting and went alone(last time I took my 18month old baby/toddler with me).
Hmmm that should have given me ample time to finish this quilt(52x72 inches). But the setup alone took more than 2 hours and I got to quilt only for little over an 1 1/2. Looks like I was more productive going with the  baby than alone. Since, I am returning after 2months I totally forgot how to load the quilt and had to wait for help. Hopefully next time it should go faster.

Actually the quilt looks much better in person than this picture.
I will try to get more pictures once the quilt is completely done. I have to go back to finish this one, may be another hour of quilting.
Tumbling blocks quilted on a Long Arm
Linking up to WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced blog.



Happy Quilting!
Malini

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Actually I am get backing to one of my UFOs and projects to finish. I have to finish some more quilting and the binding.



I am using a rather large print for the binding. It took lot of courage to make this a binding fabric.
Have to see how it turns out:


Also planning to work on hand applique this hexagons flower for my mini wall hanging which I started a while ago. I am planning to hand quilt this wall hanging. A long awaited todo list.


Linking up to WIP Wednesday@FreshlyPieced blog.





Monday, April 1, 2013

Dancing Stars Quilt Along - March Progress

I am linking up to Amy's Creative side blog for my March progress.

I am using the Peggy Martin's quick strip paper piecing method to make these blocks. It does seem to go faster but still the middle two rows for each block do take a long time with those tiny tiny triangles.

I made a total of 13 finished blocks for March here are they laid out:



I am still hoping to make a throw size quilt which need 86 more of these blocks.

Happy Quilting!
Malini