M is for Memories

Hello! Welcome to my seventh attempt at the April AtoZ blogging challenge. My theme this year is Experiences of a first time grandmother! Some sweet, salty moments and learnings! My posts are totally based on what I felt (may even border on rants) and are not meant to be a guide. 

As I mentioned before, I have attempted to try some kind of stitching as we waited for the baby to arrive. Making a  baby sized ‘Dupta’ is just what grandmothers do. 

Naturally, I wanted to do something different. I struck upon the idea to make something using cut pieces from discarded clothes of the expectant Mom and Dad. This was totally in sync with the Reuse Upcycle theme! My design was inspired by one made by my Mom for my daughter. 

Fabric triangles stitched together to get this intricate pattern

Initially, I thought of simply using running stitch to bring my idea together but it was not strong enough. Buying a regular sewing machine seemed to be a waste so I got a mini version which served my purpose perfectly.

I cut up the fabric into triangles and placed them together like assembling a zigsaw puzzle. Once I got a design I liked, I stitched the pieces together to get these two unique pieces. 

I call these the MomDad dupti!! 

What have you stitched for a newborn? What has been your experience? I am sure my thoughts may cause a deja vu to some of you especially someone who has hosted a new born. I would love to hear from you!

See you after the weekend folks!

Here are links to my previous AtoZ attempts. 

2013 Mixed Bag
2014 Exercising For Fitness
2015 Gardens of Pune
2016 Herbs
2018 Contemporary A to Z
2019 Caring for the Caregiver

Disclaimer: My posts do mention some products or service providers but these are not sponsored and not meant to be an advertisement.  All posts are from a maternal grandmother’s point of view!

10 Replies to “M is for Memories”

  1. 7th attempt at A2Z. Wow, you inspire me! This is my 3rd year at the challenge. Those are gorgeous MomDad dupti.

  2. Lovely patchwork! Do you plan to add the 2 layers (the batting, and a piece of fabric for the backing) to make a quilt? Handmade (even by machine!) gifts are the best gifts ever.
    M is for Modern Quilts

  3. I liked your little handy sewing machine! And ofcourse the designs you created using the cut pieces. I am too bad at knitting, stitching and embroidery. SO except for school work I have never ventured into that arena. Fascinated by your designs and attempt, I now am putting it on my list of things to learn.

  4. @Frederique Yes, you can say that dupta is quilt but a very small one. The ones I have made are about 32"X32" square ones. It is possible to make bigger ones. By the way, I did look up the knitting website Ravelry. .it sounds very interesting.. Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. @Anangha Stitching never was and never will be my cup of tea. Its the Nani effect that had me venturing in this field .. and any more works will be only for the grandbaba! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  6. How's the mini sewing machine. I have thought of buying it but I had had my reservations and never went through with the decision.

  7. @Shweta The mini sewing machine is quite good. But only for simple straight stitching. I was unable to adjust the stitch width but the default setting was ok for my needs. I have yet to experiment more with it! Its reasonably priced and compact too. Hope this helps!! 🙂

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