Well I have a really long first name, HemaMalini. So, all my life I never went by my full name. Usually my friends and colleagues have known me as Hema. But when I started blogging in 2012 I went by Malini to bring back my creative side. Feel free to address me as Hema or Malini :-).
I'm a Software Architect/Engineer by profession with a creative side. I have been sewing all my life, I can vividly remember making dolls clothes with my big sister when I was just 6 or 7years old.
I started quilting in Summer of 2011 to make a baby car seat cover. The timing was perfect, with the new baby boy on his way I had to make all sorts of baby stuff. Quilting really keeps me busy other than taking care of my kids and my part-time job at that time.
While looking for tutorials in YouTube I stumbled upon tutorials from Jenny@Missouri Star Quilt Company. And for first 6months or so watched every single video, while my baby was little. Made my first quilt in end of October 2011. With my very first quilt I wanted to free motion quilt( but didn't know anything about it) and I quilted with my regular sewing foot. I got really frustrated and thought there must be an easier way to do this. That's when I came across Leah Day's video on YouTube for free motion quilting. It was a blessing and the beginning of my Free Motion Quilting Journey.
Since then, I have been quilting or making baby blankets, burp cloths, wash cloths.......name any baby item. My precious kids are my inspiration.
Happy Sewing & Quilting!