Sunday, October 19, 2014

Houston Quilt Market

I am excited and ready for this and every firsts that come along the way.

It's been two and a half days since I received my book. If you missed that announcement, visit http://therootconnection.blogspot.com/2014/10/my-book.html 

It is still hard to put my emotions in words but all I can say is it's been an amazing experience. Thank you, C&T Publishing for doing such a wonderful job with my book. I know you treat every single project with same passion and commitment,  I couldn't be happier with what the team has done for my dream.

And now I am ready for Houston!

I will be doing a schoolhouse presentation for my book Cultural Fusion Quilts.
Room 362D
Date: 24th October 2014
Time : 4:20 to 4:50 

This will be my first time being in Houston. This is all so new to me, I am not sure what to expect. All these years I dreamed of going to the show and never made it. I am so excited to meet new people, authors and bloggers I have connected through last four years. If you have been reading my blog, or are a new follower and going to be there, please look for me.

How would you spot me in crowd? I will be carrying this bag which I made just for the market. 


I am choosing quilts to take with me for the schoolhouse.


If I could, I would carry them all. After all, nothing like looking at quilts in in person. I love to watch the quilts being unfolded in slow motion from four corners to a complete reveal. I would love for everyone there to be able to do the same.


If you happen to be there, come say hello!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Book

It's here!

I can go on and on about the moment I received it and many there after, but I am speechless!



www.ctpub.com/

 




Thank you!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Nine Patch Swap

I can't sleep! It is one in the morning!
It has been a long time since I have had difficulty sleeping. Hmmm.. I don't know if this is a good idea to be blogging right now. I better keep my words to minimum.


I made second batch of nine patches from reproduction fabrics and sent them to Barb this past week.

Here is the picture of them with brights I made earlier this summer.


Going to try to sleep now..

Happy Sunday you all!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quilt on a Clothesline - Christmas Baskets

During early years of my quilting, my work was always influenced by the seasons and surroundings. After finishing the small basket quilt wall hanging, I decided I liked baskets in quilts. Now I wanted to combine the piecing and applique in a quilt and went on searching for a block that would involve both.

It involved very little applique. This is where I learned it was better to first stitch the inside edge of the handle or any curving edges on stems.  


I thought setting squares will give me room to show off my quilting.. well, as you can see, that has not happened yet.


I goofed with the measurements for the setting triangles and corners. I still had the background fabric to cut the right size but went on to fixing my error by adding the design element rather than wasting those triangles.


Don't you love when the back side of a quilt top looks like a mosaic window?


Initially I debated over adding more applique or something to the borders. But I have grown to love the simplicity of this quilt top. I have all the intentions of finishing this top into a quilt even though the fabrics are not of my current taste. I used them because I liked them once. It has my voice to it.

Happy Friday you all!


 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Quilt Show - All About Colors and Textures

Depending on who you ask, you always get a mixed reviews on any show. I almost did not make it to the show this year but glad I went. I came back with something fun and exciting enough to share.. Here are some quilts from the quilt show.

Made by Roy Starke, South Africa


From far this quilt looked like an oil painting...and then I went up close...and it reminded of the festival of colors in India. 
Please click on this Google link. You will know what I mean.


It is celebrated to welcome spring.
Here is another quilt by the same artist.


Does it look like a mixed media art?
That's because it is!



Here is another quilt which had cabin done in cross stitch. 

Sherry Pryor

Another one that caught my attention.

Rahel Elran

Close up shots...

This year for me it was all about colors and textures.



I loved fabrics in this quilt.



What do you look for when you go to the quilt shows.

Kelly's diary quilt was fun to see. It is a colorful, happy quilt. You can't help but smile when you look at it. You all remember when she made one block a week for entire year. It was fun to anticipate for the block   each week.

Kelly Meanix


From the left - Kelly, Christine, me, Barb and Terry on the far right. Hmmm.. I still remember that day like it was yesterday!

Since this post is all about color, I want to share this mug-rug I made for a friend.


I have missed two Fridays. Such a slacker! I will be back this Friday with the quilt on the clothesline.

Hope you all have had a great start to your week.