Soma Acharya

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New Stash

Saturday after lunch, I visited a small fabric shop called Quilt‘n‘ Things at Montrose, CA.  It has some of the most beautiful fabrics, perfect for paper-piecing when you are looking for that particular shade of a color.  I was inspired while looking at all the gorgeous, vibrant colors and already have ideas for most of these that I picked out that day. My cat (the Honorable Tuffleberry Treestone) insisted on.. Read More

Music From The Four Seasons

I designed a paper pieced music notes quilt block about a month ago and since then I wanted to make a mini quilt with colors from the four seasons. Spring brings new leaves and new life.  Summer is for light colors, carefree time for being a bit nostalgic and daydreaming under a starry night sky.  Trees in fall are dotted with bright and gorgeous orange, red and brown leaves poised.. Read More

Dinning Room Done

It all started with these Ikea Granas chairs.  Then I wanted to paint the dinning room.  After a couple of Home Depot runs, the colour was decided.  It’s Marina Isle from Behr.  On a rare rainy Saturday here in southern California, I finished painting the dinning room. For the left wall, I used four photos I took in Scotland at the Border Abbeys.  The pre-cut mats that I bought didn’t.. Read More

Ikea Granas Chairs

Our dining area is fairly small and I tire easily of shopping for furniture.  So after looking for a set of lightweight chairs with little result, I decided to just give our old Ikea chairs an overhaul.  I finally got all the materials and finished them about a week ago.  They are much sturdier and more comfortable than the original chairs. The first chair taken apart – (I had to.. Read More