Archive | April 2016

Curtains

  
About the poet – I found this and a few other poems in the diary of an 18-year old girl a couple of years ago.  She would rather remain anonymous. Actually, she can’t remember writing them in the first place and thinks they are rather inane. So when I thought they should be recorded somewhere – whatever their worth – she reluctantly gave me  permission to share them here, albeit in my name.

About the poem – She was obviously a fan of ‘Gone With the Wind’.

About the photograph – Credit all mine! Taken on a trip to Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, India. 

The Lotus in the Mandala

 

The eight petalled lotus in the centre of the mandala….

 
( The foundation paper piecing free pattern for Block Fourteen ‘The Almost Fractal Mandala’ of the Round the Year Dreamcatcher quilt can be found here.)

Catching Up on the Dreamcatcher – Round the Year Quilt

A lot many visitors, a short vacation, a couple of sicknesses – life has been quite topsy-turvy at this end. Finally got to do some quilting on the second panel of the quilt. 

 

The second quilt-as-you-go panel …

 
A glimpse of the back…Don’t you love the backing fabric? Tina Katwal of The Square Inch found it for me! 

  

The quilt back! I got a gift of Sulky threads from my son ; am really enjoying fmq now!

I am a bit undecided about the outermost dark blue. How do you think I should quilt it?  And then, should the quilt thread be a shade lighter that shows up the quilting or a matching dark blue that merges into it?  What do you suggest? 

While you decide, here is a closer look at the two blocks I quilted last week.

 

Evening at the Pond

  

Card Trick Block

 

The third panel is all basted – I hope I can get some quilting done tomorrow too! Happy quilting to you!