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Illusion quilt block

Almost a year ago I came across some illusion pictures. First thing I wanted to do was to make an illusion quilt. There was this picture, which haunted me for a while. Picture of a vase/candle stand, created the illusion of 2 faces.

I wanted to avoid applique works and tried paper piecing, curved piecing…but none of them gave the look of applique work. But after almost a year, I ended up with the applique work.

Here is the front and back of the finished quilted block.

I ended up with a very small block of 11″x 9″. I might have done the block little bigger…but it looks good as it is for now… It will be a nice wall hanging.

Hope you will stare at the picture twice !!!!!!!!!

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QAL March Blocks (Curved Piecing)

Hello there,

Hope spring is springing up everywhere :-). I am sharing my blocks made with Alida’s Quilt along blocks for the month of March.

Here is the block number one:

Here is the second block:

Hope you like these blocks as much as I do :-).

Happy Spring :-),


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QAL Traditional Piecing

As I have already mentioned in one of my previous posts, I joined the QAL hosted by Alida @

For the month of February, here is the first block I did: There was a small mistake and my block didn’t turn out right.


So I went back and re-did the block with the remaining extra fabric cuttings.

Here is the corrected block:


Here is the second block:


I used the modern fabrics from Intrepid thread.

Hope you had a wonderful week too :-).



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Safety Pin Quilt Block

Hello there,

Hope you are enjoying your winter. I just can’t wait to get rid off this winter. Its overwhelming with kids getting sick and can’t spend much time outside or in front of the machine.

Today I will share a fun mini quilt I did this week. I found this cute little safety pin block on craftsy and fell in love with it. HERE is the link for the free paper piecing pattern. Thanks to Kitty Wilkin @, who shared this amazing pattern.

At first, I wanted to make a bag using this block. But somehow I was in the mood to quilt and it was fun to do the free motion quilting after a a while. I finished, quilted and bound the block in less than 2 hours!!!!!!!! It did make me feel so relaxed and lighthearted :-).

I used a floral fabric from the same color combinations. Finshed size is 13″x10″


Isn’t it pretty????? It is already on the wall right in front of my sewing area. It will be a great inspiration for me :-).

Hope you are enjoying your creativity too:-).



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Raw Edge Applique – New QAL

Hello there,

Hope you are keeping yourself warm if you are in a colder region. If not, enjoy the warm weather and I am jealous of you :-). Can’t wait for 4 more months to get in to the summer.

I have joined a new QAL lead by Alida @ this new year. Our January’s 2 blocks were raw edge applique works. Here are my versions:



I learnt how to solve a 3×3 Rubik’s cube and doing a 1000 piece puzzle too :-)). Hope you are also stepping in to new adventures and have fun!!!!!



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Cardinal – Paper Piecing

My previous project – Butterfly paper-piecing got me hooked on to the paper-piecing. It was time to do another gift project. I definitely have plans of making my own paper piecing patterns. But right now with the busy schedule, I borrowed one book from the local library. This is the book by Linda Causee and this amazing book has 365 paper piecing projects. I picked this beautiful cardinal project.

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Here is my finished project. Finished  block in the book measured 7 x 7 inches. The finished wall hanging is 14 x 14 inches.  I added a bling to the eyes :-). It looks pretty in real than the picture.

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I did some echo quilting around the bird. I did straight line quilting in the rest of the places. Here is the backside of the quilt.

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So finally, another gift is ready to be given. Even though my kids want to keep it, I assured them that there will be another bird in the house pretty soon :-).

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Butterfly Paper Piecing

Little wall hangings are one of the most satisfying projects. I have a big list of such projects in my to do list :-).

One of my very close friend bought a house recently and I was looking for some cute wall hanging designs. I came across this butterfly pattern. The pattern is called “Take Wing,” created by Nicole Young of Lilly Ella’s Stitchery. I purchased the pattern at the craftsy store HERE.  The instructions are clear and easy to follow.

This is the second project I did with paper piecing. Only hard time I had was, figuring out which fabric to use as the center fabric for the wing.  I started off with a white fabric just because it had butterflies in it. But somehow, looked like the colors didn’t come together and I didn’t take the pain off ripping off those little stitches.


So I started off with a new center fabric and it came out pretty quickly.


Most of the fabrics I used were Jelly rolls from Moda Sewing Box Jelly Rolls By Gina Martin, I bought a while ago from Craftsy and used in some of my previous projects.  Rest were the half yard fabrics I bought at our local quilt show.

When it came to quilting, I was stuck and din’t want to quilt the design given in the pattern. Finally ended up with some echo quilting.  Here is the finished quilting.


Finished with some colorful binding and hopefully my friend will like it :-). I hope she doesn’t look at the blog before I give this to her :-).

For Backing, I used Cotton and Steel fabric.


Here is the finished front:

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I wish I added some antennae. But now that the quilt is done, I don’t want to spoil the look. Hope you will like this as much as I do :-). Thank you for dropping by.



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Finished Summer Solstice Quilt!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally I took my own sweet time to finish the quilt top I made at Melissa’s Quilt Along.
I blogged here for the finished quilt top.

For the background, I wanted to use a beautiful bird and butterfly fabric. But that was used in my son’s quilt and I had a small remnant of it. I ended up using a 6 yard fabric bought from JoAnn 2 years ago (to use as a background fabric but never used it). This was the time to use that fabric. Also, I wanted my quilting to show-off to feel myself better.  I used up all the remaining drunkard path (curved) blocks. My son wanted to be I asked him to come up with a design and here it is (the center row). I love his creativity when it comes to the color schemes. I used some of the printed fabrics to fill the gaps.

To have the wide enough backing, I used the remnants of my birds and butterflies fabric too.

When it came to threads, I couldn’t use red, which was coordinating with the top but was looking very bad over the light backing fabric. So I had to go with the milder multicolored thread. Which made me to be extra careful with the quilting. This is the second quilt I did using FMQ in My Juki TL 2010.


I wanted to participate in Melissa’s Quilt Along parade. So I hurriedly did stipples quilting all over.  I did get some sharp corners here and there, whenever my shoulders,face turned stiff, which was quite often ;-). Somehow I wanted to fancify (pretend its a real word ;-)) the borders. So I did some ugly swirls on the sides. Somehow they didn’t convince me and I ripped off all those quilting. Then decided not to participate in the parade.  Finally did the rain drop patterns- called choker pattern in the beads world – to the borders.

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Here is my pretty lady (hanging 90″x 90″ wide)quilted and bound :-). She is ready to be washed and used in my bedroom :-)).

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I badly needed my husband and some sunshine for the photo session. Unfortunately both were unavailable ;-). Hence not so good quality pictures.

Here is the “little man Behind (literally) the Quilt”, my 8 year old-always a big helper :-). And the little one (3 yr old) is going to the preschool 3 half days and hopefully more sewing time for me :-).

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Thank you for stopping by and you have a wonderful weekend :-).



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Finished QAL Quilt Top!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally!!!!!!!!! we are at the final stage of Happy Quilting Melissa’s Quilt-A-Long.

Its here….the quilt top I was dreaming of. I was apprehensive about my selection of background fabric…bright red. Once we started piecing, I was repenting that I would have used some other colors. I had to go with it because already 6 yards of that fabric was cut :-). But once all the blocks were put together…it looked awesomy…awesome :-))). I know..Doesn’t it look great?????


The picture isn’t that great. I am saving the good quality pictures for the final post in this Quilt Along.

A huge thanks to Melissa as it is not easy to do tutorials. It hogs up a lot of your time and she is very patient in responding to all the posts and comments. I am so glad that I went with a queen size and I can’t wait to practice my newly learnt FMQ skills all over it. Hop on to Melissa’s blog to look at some other gorgeous quilt tops HERE.

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Quilt Along Update

Phew…. that was a lot of sewing and pressing for the step 5 assignment. I am making a queen sized (3×3) quilt. It was a LOT of sewing and pressing for this step of the assignment. I loved the sewing part..but not so much the pressing part!!!!

I am done with all the sewing part. But pressed only 3 of those blocks so that I could blog about it before the deadline for Melissa’s link up. Also I don’t want to reveal the entire blocks yet 😉 (that sounds fancy….than saying I didn’t finish pressing those).

My blocks weren’t perfect…I didn’t stress over those imperfect corners….. But I love how well my hard work paid off and they look amazing.

 If you are interested in this Quilt Along, hosted by Melissa at Happy Quilting, You can still join and here is the link. You can hop over to her blog to see some other beautiful creations from all of the quilty friends :-).

I will comeback soon with the finished quilt top!!!!!!!can’t wait to show it off :-).

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