Five of my ‘sharing’ quilts are done! They all go to little girls who are very, very special. I will tell you more about them and perhaps even share their stories and pictures, once I have the requisite permission. Meanwhile, here are the quilts, the latest first! They are all bagged, stuffed with carded cottonwool and quilted by a traditional ‘tagai wala‘ – quilt maker. This kind of quilt is called a lihaaf or razai in this part of the world.
You can read more about traditional North Indian quilts and quilt makers here!
Quilt#5/2018 Riddhi’s Quilt
I always wanted to make the Granny Square block but never got around to it! Here is a giant one, made with 9″ square pieces and framed in a chevron border made with alternating HSTs.
Quilt#4/2018 Sonali’s Quilt
…the one with the giant pinwheels. Again, I used fabric left over from dress-making!
Quilt#3/2018 Annu’s quilt
is now with its owner! I already showed you pics of the top made with the double Disappearing Nine-Patch block. Here it is, all quilted!
Quilt#2 Mahima’s Quilt –
You have seen pictures of this quilt top too! I backed it with an old Ikat dupatta (stole) and the tagaiwala did the rest! Four year old Mahima absolutely loved it! I do wish I had made it slightly bigger, though!
Quilt#1/2018 Siddhi’s Quilt
It made my day, week, month, year to see the happy surprise on the youngest child, Siddhi’s face, when she received her quilt! For me? she asked delightedly! This one is also backed with an Ikat dupatta.
So those are the first five quilts! One is at the tagaiwala’s. I had planned to make a total of seven quilts originally. But I don’t wish to leave out any of the remaining four girls. So I need now to decide how to use the scraps in my stash to make those extra quilts! Perhaps I will cut up an old saree?