Saturday, 10 January 2015

Spring Saree Quilt and more...

I need patience to work on this small embroidery project; it has many details to it too. I have been working on it for few weeks now, yet I feel it is at the same place. I am using one strand of cotton embroidery thread and, chain stitch is what I have been working mostly with.

Spring Saree Quilt

This is my third saree quilt. I am working on three layers of  saree; they are soft cottons. I have decided not to add a batting for this one.

The applique pattern is cut free hand using pieces of saree material, and I am sewing it with blanket stitch.

On learning left hand crochet...

I found this acrylic yarn at the thrift store just before holidays for $2.  I don't think it is of a good quality as the squares became quite stiff when done. This motif is from the Vogue Dictionary of crochet stitches, page 146. I did struggle a bit with the last row of the motif, and may not have done exactly what the pattern said. The instructions aren't that clear (at least for me). I would have liked if I was able make more flowers but there wasn't enough yarn from all the colours except for pink.

Anyway, it was nice little project to try over the holidays.

Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next time,


  1. Gaia, your squares are beautiful. I like the colours very much. And it must be very good to stitch into the silk of the sari.

  2. You are making such lovely things! The embroidery is really beautiful so far, as is the quilt. And I love your crocheted piece. That looks like a really good book!