By definition, Mughal gardens – built by the Mughal emperors in the Persian style and are ‘rigidly formal’, says Wikipedia. They also have a ‘highly disciplined geometry’, it goes on to elaborate.
One look at the quilt below, and you know why it could never be your Mughal garden!
This quilt – made for my daughter, Tana, has been in the making for three and a half years now. It started off as a block party but I got involved in other projects… My resolution this year is to complete all my UFOs( unfinished objects for those uninitiated into quilting lingo), before I start any new quilt. I also wanted to practice more free motion quilting before I start quilting my Round the Year quilt.
The quilt was built up in 5 quilt as you go (QAYG) panels, joined together with the 1″ red sashing in front and no sashing at the back. It needed a bit of calculation, but turned out fine. It is difficult to make out that this is QAYG, which I like!
In several of these blocks, I just followed the floral print outlines, to gain confidence. I am quite happy with the result! Here are the individual blocks and the quilting on each. What do you think?
Here are some more pics of the whole quilt!
I finished this quilt about a couple of weeks ago. I am certainly more confident about free motion quilting at the end of this exercise! Happy quilting to you all till I share with you what I am doing right now.