Sunday, 21 December 2014

WIP and new fb page..

We are on facebook now :-) Please do like my page to get an update and have a look at my work table chaos ..
I did manage to start a couple of new projects this week.I am on a sewing spree right now..had to sew a couple of runners..luckily I did manage to complete the quilting part today...have to finish the binding tomorrow otherwise I'll be in trouble :-(                                  

This pillow pattern is from Anchor.Since this is a monochromatic pattern it's really difficult to follow the chart.I've finished 1/4th of the inner frame and little bit of the middle rose section.                           

I've also added some stitches on the third petal of the iris.
                                  

A lovely view from my balcony.It's a paddy field and these crops will be ready for the harvest festival next month.

Happy stitching!
Anita

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

dressing up Ms.Bunny

Ms.Bunny was waiting patiently to get dressed up for three months now :-)
                                                    
Ms.Bunny's dress is done with split stitch shading,bow and shoes are filled with satin stitches.Then I added some french knot flowers,blanket stitch flowers,bigger leaves are filled with fly,alternating satin and fish bone stitches, tiny rocks near the base of the tree are done with blanket stitches.
I had started this one last year as a small 'grab and go between project'..it took more stitching hours to complete than I had anticipated in the beginning ..I guess it's because of the size of the elements but am happy with the final result..Of course there are a couple of things that doesn't look good and I'll change for sure if I stitch this again.
I've been trying out some techniques on bernina machine and am so happy that most of my attempts ended up with good results,will show them soon.
Happy Thanksgiving to y'all!
Anita

Sunday, 9 November 2014

bernina 'n' sewing

My city was flooded a couple of weeks back which was really really good because the ground water level has raised but the roads are in a terrible condition and driving is a nightmare.I was down with terrible cold and back pain ..bronchitis and cold doesn't go well at all * sigh *
I've recovered a little now ..managed to do some embroidery and sewing .
I taught a friend to do line quilting and how to use a walking foot on my old bernette machine which I'm using for classes now since I have bought a bernina. I'm still learning how to use the bernina 380..tried a couple of things like FHS last week but am not comfortable yet.
                                                 

Another friend of mine wants a quilt made of traditional patchwork blocks using scraps.I'm sure it'll be a WIP project for a long time.
                                       

I had cut some 3'',4'' and 5'' squares from the scrap fabric and finished few blocks..
                                        
                                      
                                          
To get used to a new sewing machine takes time and until then there will be some sloppy work I guess..I'd missed the precision sewing at some corners which looks very bad so I'll have to frog and re-do :-(
Do you use a bernina 3 series ? Please do share with me if you have any tips.

Happy sewing!
Anita