May 17, 2012
Hello May! How is it May already!?!
With a new month, comes a new quilt block
If you have been following my blog, you know about my my Quilt a block a month 2012 goal (or if you are new you can read more about it HERE).
So for this months block, the fifth block of the year, I have a scrappy block– something to use up all and any of those fabric scraps in your stash, and you can find my step by step tutorial for it HERE from the Fiskars blog
Hope you enjoy it! This is an easy block fo anybody to start with, and yet it is a bit interesting because of the little bit of design involved. Hope you give it a try!
Its going to be a little quiet on my blog front for a while– We are completely decluttering and rearranging our entire house. Doing some gardening. We have had two babies since we bought this house, and it it time to seriously rearrange how we live (This is what I am good at doing, and all my life, I have rearranged my room atleast 4 or 5 times a year. Just go and ask my brother. ) - and get rid of a lot of stuff that we dont need. That means garage sale And hopefully painting the house too. I am also purging out a ton of scrapbooking stuff– and will mostly be selling them at the garage sale, but if are looking for something to buy, send me an email and I will let you know if I have it
I still have lots of projects to share, and have scheduled blog posts for you all. I just wont be doing any challenges, or facebook and twitter. I really havent sat at a computer for over two days now, and it feels good.
Be good while I am gone!
Posted by Smitha on May 17, 2012
January 23, 2012
I love quilting. Its one of my big new loves in crafting. I love that we can play with color so easily with prints in a color.
But really, I have made only two quilts in the recent years– one for each daughter– and I made those during the last few weeks of my pregnancies. Because I was in big time nesting mode then
I really would love to sew more, and have more quilts around the house. I love to hand quilt, as that gives me something to do while watching tv/movies at night with the hubby. I have tons of fabric/sewing/quilting ideas that I love on pinterest. I have seen some amazing color combos, techniques and patterns; and every time I tell myself “Someday I would love to make a quilt like that!” (don’t we all do that ?)
Well, for 2012 I have a new goal. To sew more. Use that sewing machine on fabric rather than on paper (for my scrapbooking layouts). Learn new techniques, design new patterns, and in general explore the quilting world a little bit more…
Now I don’t promise that I will be perfect.
But for each month this year, I will be sewing an unique quilt block. My take on some traditional and some not so traditional block patterns.
To begin with, here is this month’ block: a Chevron patterned block (or a herringbone pattern) : and you can find my step by step tutorial for it HERE from the Fiskars blog.
Hope you enjoy it, and sew along with me!
Posted by Smitha on January 23, 2012
July 30, 2011
Every night I go to bed thinking, maybe tomorrow the baby will be here… The last couple of days of the pregnancy have to be the worst, I am not a patient person and it seems all we are doing is wait wait wait…
Here is how we have been keeping ourselves busy — setting up and photographing the baby room. This was Baby N’s favorite mobile… I love how colorful it is!
My photography isn’t bad, but I have SO much to learn. I know how I want my photos to look, but I need to learn how to change my camera’s settings to achieve the effect I want… I will probably get back into photography once the new baby is here– newborn photography is so much fun, toddler photography is just the opposite coz its impossible to get them to sit still!
While waiting for the baby to arrive, I got my quilt all finished and it is so very pretty. I can’t share it here with you yet, you will have to wait for that, but I will give you a hint of what it looks like,
I worked at a frantic speed to get this quilt done. I was up in the middle of the night at my sewing machine quite a few nights, and one night I actually thought I would sew myself into labor. My mom was very sweet and kept me company while I was up late. Since I had bought way too much fabric for the quilt, we used the leftovers to make a cute newborn baby dress. I used this pattern from Made by RAE (love her blog!) and cut the fabric, my mom hand stitched most of it, and I added the flouncy lace in the bottom. We both love how pretty the dress turned out to be! We are now thinking of making the toddler version of the dress for the big sister
Now we go back to waiting for the baby to arrive… Will keep you guys updated!
Posted by Smitha on July 30, 2011