Monday, 17 November 2014

Finished saree quilt...


It is finally done, nearly after 9 months. This weekend being bit gloomy and all, I took it over to the park to for the photographs, hoping little more light.


This quilt measures approx. 80 inches x 58 inches.  All is done by hand, except for joining the blocks initially, for which I used the machine.





This is the second quilt I made using cut-off saree pieces, you can see the first one here. What a difference between the colour schemes of the two.  For this quilt I use synthetic batting instead of cotton, so it is much lighter than first one. There is more saree remnants to start the third one :) 

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Baby Blanket ;
for a family member who's having a baby this week. I hope to finish it at least by the end of the month. 


Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,
xx
Gaia

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Saree quilt progress...and other



I have been spending many of my evenings quilting the squares; there are few more to do before I start on the border. I opted not to do too many patterns on the blocks this time, as some of them itself got bold designs, on sort of dark earthy colours.  I tried stitching the designs on more softer tones, or where the block has less busy patterns.


On Crocheting......
I made this brooch, out of left over yarn from my scarf. The pattern is from a book I came cross at my neighbourhood library.(Sasha Kagan;Crochet Inspiration).  I did change the stitches a bit for the petal; instead of double crochet (dc)I used half double crochet(hdc) since, I did not have required amount.



I have worn it many times now.

cowl scarf
This Japanese Noro yarn was in a bag of left overs that was passed on to me by a friend. It was just about enough to make an attempt on a cowl, and this is the first one for me.
And, as for the stitches, it is split dc shells.


These colours are just perfect for the autumn.




Lastly, couple of very useful thrift store finds. (Embroidery book was $7, and Crochet one was $2) Both, books have so much valuable information. I am, looking forward to learn stitches from the embroidery book, since I only know few basic ones. This could be my new resolution ; to learn the whole book :)


Thank you for taking time to stop by,

xxx,
Gaia