Tuesday, June 24, 2014

IS HERE - AGF Indelible fabrics by Katarina Roccella

Last night when we came back from Canobie Lake Park this beautiful stack of fabrics were waiting for me in the door steps. I absolutely love these fabrics and the colors ways. Ordered all 20 prints from the Indelible fabric line by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery fabrics.

AGF Indelible fabrics by Katarina Roccella
One week only, free shipping on Complete F8 and FQ bundle of Indelible fabrics. Click on Shop tab to buy from my Etsy shop. $5 off for international shipping.

The free shipping offer ends July 1st at midnight!

Happy Fabric Shopping!
Hema

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fun Play Date with Janis - Sun printing

Yesterday my little Kavin and I spent the afternoon with amazing friend Janis . She does amazing art quilts and free motion quilting. The best part is she makes her own prints too.  How cool is that? Check out her blog Turtle Moon Impressions.

Hema and Janis

She offered me to come play with her Sun printing techniques. It was really wonderful and I am totally hooked. Thank you so much Janis.

Here are couple of our Sun-printing in progress:
Janis sun print in progress
My sun print in progress  
Our sun prints are drying in the clothesline. Janis had washed them in a special detergent. 

Finally taking a break after all that printing. Do you see the tent, that's where the prep work happens. Janis has an amazing setup there with everything needed for printing.

Janis was explaining something to me, while was checking out newly acquired Thomas Train :). 
Thank you Janis and Bill. He is absolutely thrilled about it.

While we were experimenting with Sun prints, Kavin kept himself occupied looking for and chasing Janis's cat Tutu. He also got to play with lots of Cars and of course the Thomas Train. For more pics check out Janis's post.

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Kavin chasing Tutu

Kavin running behind Janis cat Tutu
Here the prints I made with Janis's help:



Thank you Janis for having us over. We both had such a wonderful time and weather was awesome too.
A beginning of new obsession :)

Happy Quilting!
Hema

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WINNERS - Quilters Dream Batting giveaway

Thank you everyone for participating in this giveaway. Thank you Quilters Dream Batting for sponsoring the first 3 prizes.

Congratulations to Janis, Lori, Gayle and Mysitca on the win. I have emailed you all individually, so please check your email and send me your mailing address to ship your prize.

If you didn't win do not worry, I will be hosting more giveaways this year. I appreciate you taking time to enter into this giveaway. Again, thank you all for playing along.

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Happy Quilting!
Hema

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

W.I.P Wednesday - Tumbling Blocks baby quilt

My first set of 10 blocks are half way done. I hope I will get more time this week to work on this quilt. Its been a while since I quilted a quilt and eagerly waiting a finish to get to the quilting part.
Alternate block - changing up things a little

Strips ready for the tumbling blocks



Linking up Lee's Freshly Pieced blog.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

New fabrics

I have been thinking of ordering some new fabrics and would love your input. I love  these two fabric collections, Lotus Pond from Cloud9Fabrics and Indelible from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Cloud9Fabrics

Lotus Pond by Rae Hoekstra(Rae of Made by Rae)

Art Gallery Fabrics

Wow, this is a really tough one. So many good fabric collections. My current favorite is "Indelible" by Katarina Roccelle . Not sure if everyone else like this collection as much as I do. The colors are just vibrant and you can't go wrong with art gallery fabrics.
I have seen the quilts/pillows made of this collection  and they look fabulous.
What are you other favorites from Art Gallery Fabrics?

Fabric de-stash

Over the past 3 years I have accumulated lots of fabric and I need to de-stash some to make room for new fabrics. This is really hard for me since, I don't think I have any fabrics in my stash which I don't like. Actually, I kind of have a pattern or an idea for quilt for all of them ;). This is what I do full time ....lol.
Today I will be de-stashing this wonderful orange Serenade FQ bundle by  Moda on  instagram (my de-stash account) at 1pm EST:
Moda Serenade FQ bundle - 10 FQs

I think the "Fire Drill" quilt pattern from Modern Patchwork book by Elizabeth Hartman would look great with these fabrics.

On a different note, did you check out "Sew Mama Sew" blog yesterday, "Quilt Trends With Debbie"? My Color Splash quilt was listed in the "Slice and Insert" technique. That was cool :).

What fabrics are you dreaming of for this summer projects?

Happy Quilting!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)