Showing posts from October, 2013

Blogger Quilt Festival - Blind Co-pilot Twin quilt

This is my third entry into the Blogger Quilt Festival @Amy's Creative Side. I am entring my "Blind Co-pilot" quilt which I made for my husband in the bed quilt category. This was my long time UFO which I started in January 2013 and Finished August 2013. I totally love this pattern from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pederson's "Quilting Modern" book.

This is one of my other favorite and my hybrid quilt. I really love the story of this. This was my first attempt at long-arm free motion quilting. When I went for quilting this in February of this year I was already pretty quilt with free motion quilting on my domestic machine and had a pretty good idea what I wanted to quilt on this.

But to my super surprise things didn't go as planned. All my swirls were boxy than circular. By the way, I also took my then 19months old son along with me for quilting. At times in those 2-3 hours I was holding him with my one hand quilting with the other. So, I will never forgot …

Blogger Quilt Festival - Cute and Spooky Spider Web quilt

Blogger Quilt Festival @AmyCreativeSide is lot of fun for all the quilters to get together online. This entry is for my throw/lap quilt I made for Riley Blake's Cutting Corners College: Cute and Spooky Spider Web Quilt.
This tutorial was using just the require 6x24 inch ruler no special rulers. I also wrote a tutorial using the Creative Grid's Spider Web ruler using Moda's Boo Crew fabric line by Deb Strain. Check out the tutorial here.  This is the modern version of the traiditional Spider web quilt. I love the asymmetry of the quilt which creates two different sizes of spider webs.

Check out the other throw quilt in this category: Blogger Quilt Festival- Throw quilts
Quilt Statistics:
Dimentsion: 59 x 76 inches
Quilted on: Long arm machine - HQ Avante
Quilted by: me(Hemamalini Elumalai) a.k.a Malini
Thread: King tut 40wt thread
Blogger Quilt Festival category: Throw quilt
Fabric Line: Too Cute to Spook by Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Designs

Blogger Quilt Festival - Modern Pods Baby Quilt

The pattern for Modern Pods quilt is from Elizabeth Hartman's Craftsy class "Inspired Modern Quilts". The fabric line I used is "Little Black Dress" by Basic Grey for Moda.
I was totally in love with this fabric line and used Moda's mini charm packs, also known as Moda candy's. I am totally addicted to these.

This quilt was made with all my favorite things, the background fabric is Robert Kaufman's Yarn Dyed Essex in Flax. I used Angela Walter's wood grain free motion quilting on the background and swirls in the pod blocks.

I love the back of the quilt as much as I love the front.

Check out the other quilts in this category: Blogger Quilt Festival -Baby quilts
Quilt Statistics:
Dimensions: 40 x 52 inches
Quilted on: HQ Avante Long arm machine
Thread: So Fine 50wt thread
Fabric line: Little Black Dress by Moda
Blogger Quilt Festival Category: Baby quilts

Day2 Wicked Blog hop - WICKED ONE HANDLE BAG

Welcome to the Wicked Blog hop brought to you by Wicked Wendy and Madm Samm. Looks like I am diving from one Halloween project into the other since September. After 2 spider web quilts I wanted to do something different. How about WICKED ONE HANDLE BAG. My inspiration was the one eye monster Mike from the "Monster University" movie.

There triangles where left over from the Boo-crew spider web quilt below. I don't like to waste any fabric ;).

Here are my 2 "Cute And Spooky Spider web" quilts along with link to the tutorials:
 The first one is my most recent Spider web quilt just finished last week using Moda's Boo crew fabric line.

This one I made it for Riley Blake Design's Cutting Corners College. It doesn't require any special ruler for this tutorial.

Checked out other WICKED projects lined up today:
Wednesday October 23rd:Becki hosted by Why-Knot-Kwilt
Bumbleberry Stitches
Nini & The Sea
Dancing Moon
Create In The Sticks
Negligent Style
Rose Creati…

Updated Cute and Spooky Spider Web quilt tutorial

I kind of get it how pattern designers are obsessed with their pattern. I used to wonder how come they can do the same thing again and again. Now I know. I can stop until I get this perfect. The simpler the better right? Same thing happened with Cute and Spooky Spider web quilt. I apologize for talking about my Spider Web quilter pattern a lot lately ;).
Without further ado here is the tutorial:

Fabrics/Tools needed for approximately 40x40 wall hanging:
16 Jelly rolls strips (2.5 inch strips)1 1/3 yards of background fabrics. I used Grunge Basics by Basic Grey for ModaCreative grid Spider Web RulerOmnigrid 20.5 square-up ruler (optional) . Any other ruler to cut squares this big would work too.Cutting your background squares:
From the background fabric cut 4 20.5inch squares
Sub-cut each 2 times diagonally to make four 45degree triangles Spider Web triangles:
For each block we will be using one large triangle and 1 small triangle to form 2 different spider webs.
Piece 5 jelly rolls toget…

W.I.P. Wednesday(or Thursday ;) - Another Spider Web quilt

Last Saturday I did a demo of Cute and spooky spider web quilt @Bits N Pieces. Janessa and Pat picked the fabrics, aren't these so cute and spooky too? Check them out:

I was super excited when I saw the Creative Grids Spider Web ruler which not only makes the marking and trimming the blocks a breeze but also helps to cut the triangles for Spider Web legs. Liz @ Bits N Pieces carries these in the shop. Get yours before its all gone.

Since the time I brought home the Spider Web ruler, my brain has been spinning with ideas to use the ruler to simplify my original Cute and Spooky Spider web quilt tutorial.

I will be back later today with the updated tutorial, if you're looking for a fun Halloween project.
Linking up to Lee's@FreshlyPieced blog.