Fly On A Plane – Quilt Pattern

I love the excitement of being at the airport before a trip. Yesterday I finished testing Fly On A Plane, another super easy quilt pattern in the travel series.  You could make the plane bi-color like I did, or with just a simple single color.  You could also make the smaller wings with a different color than the larger wings.  I had to remember to cut the fabric large enough to cover each part while I was sewing.  It was really a fun one to make.

Fly On A Plane quilt pattern is also available at my Craftsy and Etsy stores.

Fly On A Plane - Travel Pattern Paper Piecing

Travel Transportation Series –

Bus - Paper Piecing Pattern

Ride The Bus

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Ride The Bus – Quilt Pattern

I can’t imagine my life without traveling.  It has been part of my life since I was a little kid.  There is so much to see out there, so much to experience!

The idea for creating a travel quilt came to me one night while I was flipping through a guide book for a trip.  I thought wouldn’t it be nice to make quilt with the signs that we see at the airports, stations, national parks etc during our travel.

Ride The Bus is the first quilt pattern in the series, available from my Craftsy and Etsy stores.  More to come very soon!

Ride The Bus - Travel Pattern Paper Piecing

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Mini Quilt – Winter Accessories Quilt Pattern

If you read this post before, you already know how much I love winter and therefore winter clothing.  My closet is full of winter clothing even thought I live in Southern California.  I couldn’t help the urge of putting the four quilt patterns of the “Winter Accessories With Paper Piecing”set, the gloves, socks, hats and scarves, together and making this mini quilt.

I also combined the four patterns and it is now available as a collection at Etsy and Craftsy.

Mini Quilt - Winter Accessories with Paper Piecing - Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

I am very new to quilting, so I wanted to keep the quilting part simple.  I made a straight line maze around each block.  I wanted the back to have a feel of winter as well, so I used this gray with white leaves fabric from moda for the back. To keep with the cold winter theme I used a dark blue fabric for the binding.  I am not very happy with the quilting, but as a third mini-quilt, I think it turned out pretty decent.

Mini Quilt - Winter Accessories with Paper Piecing - Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

Mini Quilt - Winter Accessories with Paper Piecing - Socks, Gloves, Hats and Scarves

Update – Charlie seems to be enjoying it!

Charlie On Winter Accessories With Paper Piecing Mini Quilt

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Hats and Mountains

My mom, who is an avid knitter and crocheter, was visiting for a week.  Recently she started knitting and crocheting again and made me two new hats while she was here.  She had already started one when I told her I wanted the hat a little loose on my head.  But I didn’t want her to unravel the other one, hence the two hats look almost identical :)

Crochet Winter Hats

Of course, while she was here I didn’t get any sewing done, but I did get a sketch finished that I started working on earlier in the year.  I am a decent watercolor painter, but when it comes to pencils and markers, my skills don’t reach very far.

This one I started in the Yosemite Valley in January.  I have never done sketch at location before.  We were at the valley for my birthday and I got sick.  So instead of our usual hiking around, we took it easy and drove into the valley during one afternoon with tea and some snacks.  While Kaushik read, I decided to do a sketch from the parked car at Cook’s Meadow.  I finally got around to finishing it, now that I have the right shade of gray that I didn’t have then.

Cook's Meadow at Yosemite Valley

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