The Purple Autorickshaw…

Finally it can be revealed…the foundation paper pieced autorickshaw I made for a visiting quilter friend! 

I used my friend’s favourite Kaffe Fasset fabrics for this little 18″ x 18″ quilted wall hanging.

The Purple Autorickshaw – the quilting from the back.
The Purple Autorickshaw – foundation paper pieced!
A close-up of the quilting.
The driver was an afterthought, as I thought the empty autorickshaw looked abandoned and a bit forlorn!
The cheeky looking auto driver is modeled after a free online image.
A closer look at the back!
Do not miss the registration number ( from the fabric selvedge)!
The label! Like real autorickshaw s, it carries the date of ‘registration’, the ‘owner’s name’ and the name of the ‘manufacturer’ too!
As you can probably see, I had a lot of fun making this little purple and green autorickshaw, but the best fun was the expression on my friend’s face when she read the owner’s name on the label!

Author: Mads

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15 thoughts on “The Purple Autorickshaw…”

  1. Great, I was just in India and exposed to lots of rickshaws again so it so much fun to see one done in fabric

    1. Thanks! I had a lot of fun making the pattern and see it come alive through the paper piecing. I plan to do a cycle-rickshaw too, have drafted the pattern. 😊

  2. I am envious of Vidya!!!! What a fabulous gift! It’s so beautiful made too! But not too green as I have the one you made for me at Christmas years ago!!! I use it every year. What a superb piece this is. Put the instructions on craftsy to sell!

    1. Thanks, Geeta. I do use Quilt Assistant free software , but I make a lot of changes in their solution. I also change the basic drawing if there are problematic areas.
      I don’t think I can explain it. It is like a jigsaw puzzle in reverse with the least number of pieces, no curves and no y-seams! I have a mathematical brain, I guess that helps.

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