The Season for Sharing…

It is the season for sharing and I turned my scraps and unlikely-to-be-ever-used stash into tops for baby quilts, for an orphanage supported by my favourite charitable organization.

Here is QuiltTop#1 in colours of the season. It was improvised using orphan rail fence blocks and other scraps from one of my first ever quilts.

The prints are all dabu hand block prints from a village near Jaipur…all except the green rail fence blocks and the white and gold strip, which are prints from Sanganer…

…and here is QuiltTop#2 – Indigo Love! Both quilts finish at 48″x 60″ which seems to be a good size. Again, all dabu prints, except the bright red triangles from Sanganer, hand printed with wooden blocks!

The pink/ red triangles were left over from a quilt where the blocks were set on point…

I plan to make at least three more tops over the next three days, not all of them baby quilts. I will not be quilting them myself. Instead, I will add a backing to make quilt bags to be stuffed thickly with carded cotton in the local market. The quilt-maker will be hand quilting them with big stitches. In the cold weather up North, where there is no winter heating, they should then be able to provide adequate warmth to some little children somewhere…

Author: Mads

In alphabetical order: daughter, mother, painter, philosopher, poet, quilter, seeker, wife...

4 thoughts on “The Season for Sharing…”

  1. I’m not sure which part of this post to appreciate more. ..
    The Repurposing of scraps, the beauty of what you “pieced” together or the warmth of the quilts these quilts will provide ❤

    Truthfully, none of the above. I was orphaned as a youth and just knowing someone cared enough to make something for someone they have never met would have given me hope to not give up and that somehow I was worth something.

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