Friday, March 16, 2012

IMQG March 2012 challenge

Here are the things I made for the IMQG challenge on FB. The challenge was to use 2 Fat Quarters which is fabric measuring 22" X 18" one solid and the other print. There were so many possibilities and so little time that I chose randomly and came up with these.
 1. Double sided place mat with a pocket for spoon and fork and a napkin.
 The other side of the table mat
 Two gift bags with 3 pockets each
 Close up of the machining (quilting but there is no batting inside)
 Bag with 3 different things in the 3 pockets
 Ruffled summer scarf
 Project Bag (inside with the solid FQ) I forgot to cut a strip for the handles so the satin ribbon for the handles.
 The project bag.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Few of my counted cross stitch pictures

There was a time when I was hooked on cross stitch. I did only that for a year or so. Here is the collection of what I did. A few were given away as gifts and so I don't have pictures of those, a couple are very big and I need help taking pictures so they will come later.
I enjoyed it very much and embroidery thread was the only crafty thing available in Dahanu those days. That too if I wanted a colour or shade that the shop did not stock, I had to order it and buy the whole box of 25 skiens. I am using those skiens even now, after almost 20 years.
This is the wall hanging showing a farmer doing his chores according to the seasons. As my DH is a farmer I thought something like this has to be the focal point in our home somewhere. 

Close up of various parts of the wall hanging.

 Resting after the bumper (I wish) crop.

 This is suppposed to be either a cushion or a frame in a child's room but it is not completed. Someone borrowed my book and have not returned it. Now either I complete it as I feel correct or leave it unfinished.

 This one and another one (which was gifted to my friend) was from Madura Coats magazine, gifted to me as a special prize in an all India embroidery competition I had entered. I had drawn and embroidered a lady walking in the snow. I gifted that frame to my daughter's friend.

 The Tea Rose


 These are the sun signs. The ones that my daughters have taken away as gifts for their friends are missing.


 This is one of my favourite themes to embroider. It is a picture showing all seasons. The main picture remains the same. Here it is a lady in a garden. But the colours/flowers/fruits in all four are different according to the season  This one is SUMMER




This one is for the dining room a basket full of Veggies.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Craftsy Block of the Month

I have joined the BOM on I am enjoying this very much. Amy is a wonderful teacher and each month I get to learn a new technique of quilting and also make two blocks.