Thursday, 28 March 2013

Beauty and the Beast go to Bangalore

Beauty and the Beast go to Bangalore to do a quilting workshop.

Here's Beauty..

..the beautiful Bernette E46.

And here's Beast..

...yeah, me, and we are both going to Bangalore to do a quilting workshop! Oh, pardon me if I repeat myself... its the excitement of meeting other DQ ladies !! :-) I have promised to whip them tho, if they do not finish their quilts by the end of the workshop.


Monday, 11 March 2013

Mug rugs/Hot pads

Mug Rugs are excellent for trying out new techniques. The small size makes the project quick and gratifying minus feelings of agony or overwhelmedness (Is that even a word?). Best part is, once you are done with picking up a new skill/technique, the finished pieces make excellent gifts - small enough to be mailed off and yet representative of the love you have put in in every stitch. I add a loop on one end so the giftee (?) can use it as she/he wishes - as a mug rud or a pot holder or a hot pad or even wall art :-).

My shot at some freehand crayons and thread painting

A couple of stained glassy ones

Something I tried from a youtube tute. And forgot to turn the pic around.

Some reverse applique. Also how-to-turn-a-rose-into-a-giant-raffelesia.

Linking this up with Chumkie's linky party on her blog, 'My favourite Things'.