Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sew it : Patchwork pillow


After a short break  Sew it is back with a bang and a new look at Mayya’s blog Sew Chic and Unique.  It was fun voting for Sew it and this Wonky Pink Patchwork Pillow by Vanessa @ live laugh sew  got maximum votes.  I was very excited and happy to know the results, since past few days I had been bitten by the patchwork bug,  and have been trying my hands on patchwork stuff.  And as if I was attracting more of patchwork from the universe, Mayya also featured this one on Sew it.  Great…

Finally I dug through my scrap and assembled all my little fabrics together to make my  colorful - scrapful pillow……


I enjoyed making it since I love color, and also because I used up most of my scrap.   The back side of my pillow looks like this…


Here’s one more picture of my pillow, Oh !! Oh!!  Am I showing off too much?? 


Thank you Mayya, for this wonderful tutorial.  I am really getting good practice doing patchwork , before I join my Quilting classes this week.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Bag at last……

After getting some lovely and motivating comments for my patchwork pouch, I got the courage to play more with patches.   And this time  I  managed to make a bag.    This was also my first step towards  quilting, because  this is the first time I have used batting  to make a quilted bag, though I have just used straight and horizontal stitching to quilt it. 
I also wanted to include a little bit of my painting skills into it.  I am fascinated with tribal paintings and here also, I have used Warli painting on the plain blocks.  Let me give you a glimpse of my bag first and then I will go into its details.
This bag is inspired by Rachel Griffith’s friendship bag tutorial from  P.S  I quilt .   The tutorial is perfect and easy to understand.  Thank you so… much Rachel for this tutorial.  I have tried to make my version of  this quilted bag.  And I am very happy with the result.
Now getting into the details of the bag, I have used white linen fabric and printed cotton fabric for the blocks.  I used fabric paints to paint on the white linen blocks. The lining is again mustard yellow  checks, since it goes well with the color of the paint I have used for the outer part of the bag.
I did not add any pockets to the bag since I wanted to use it to take my fabrics and stuff for my quilting course, and a roomy bag was the best option.  You can see the close up of my Warli painting here…..
DSCN0104So….. What do you all think about it?    Awaiting your friendly comments and suggestions.  Until my next post, Its Bye from Preeta.  

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Patchwork pouch…..

Its been ages since I have posted any finishes, but past few days have been hectic, with my time revolving around my son whose preliminary exams are going on.
Meanwhile, I am also getting an opportunity to join quilting course under Sylvie’s guidance ( Sylvie is a committee member of the Muscat quilters guild) and I don’t want to miss this chance.   I still have to get confirmation from their side about it. But I thought I will start getting ready from my side . Since they had already sent a list of things needed for the course, I wanted to make a pouch to carry all my little stuff .  I was working on making the patches that I made,  into a tray cloth with  mitered corners. I had almost finished it and then an idea struck !!  why not make it into a pouch.
So finally my tray cloth turned into a pouch, and here it is…..
I also wanted to try making fabric buttons, and decided to use my pouch to try it on. So I have used fabric button with loops to close the pouch from the corners. My mitered corners need some more practice to be perfect, but I am happy with the result for now.
Its a simple spacious pouch, in which I can carry all my small stuff needed for my quilting course.
Please do send in  your lovely comments,  as it inspires me to do more and try out new things.