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Recently I bought a layer cake in Indian fabric. The idea was to make a herringbone quilt that I had seen on the MSQC Youtube page and looked pretty quick and easy when she made it.

So I thought of giving it a go! Happy that the quilt is made up of HSTs and happier that it is not made the way I make it.

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One of my new year resolutions was to do the same blocks in a different way. These are made of quarter square triangle. Thats one off my list !!

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After a lot of sewing and chain piecing and rotary cutting and dog ear trimming, the final quilt top was ready.

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I am soooo happy with the output that i instantly forgot all the late night sewing it took to get here πŸ™‚
Its lovely and colourful. Here its the little one and his friend who are holding it up for me and in the bottom picture, its me πŸ™‚
Love the stained glass image against the cold winter window …

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Quilt Details:
Quilt fabric: Indian
Thread : Local Polycot and Spade cotton
Size: 75″X 90″
Quilt name: The Indian Herringbone

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Here is the mini quilt I will be taking you through today !

Hand Pieced Mini quilt

Hand Pieced Mini quilt

I love hand embroidery as much as I love English paper Piecing(EPP). A heartfelt thank you to @shoppershaz for giving me the opportunity to go back to hand quilting. EPP rather…
It is such a destressing and enjoyable feeling. Once I started making the squares and triangles, I just couldnt stop. The plan was to make one and I ended up with Three ferryswheel.

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But all was not well to begin with. Of course I knew what I wanted to make and remembered it was a tute from ‘I am a ginger Monkey’ …but to my utter surprise, she has stopped her blog and previous posts are unavailable. Went to craftsy where it was registered but the link was dead.After a bit of research, I realized its called a ferryswheel with EPP triangles and squares.

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That wasnt all. I had no clue how to EPP triangles and squares. Ended up sewing them like spider webs and all was messy. Also, started with solids as I originally planned to make it but they looked rather flat.My mini quilt swap partner loved bright colours. So I finally brought out my Alison Glass FQ bundle which I had received here from Shruti and since then I haven’t looked back.

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The squares were squared and the triangles triangled…then joined and sewed and done! I tried some colourful echo hand quilting around in matching colours and loved it even more .
Sooooo want to make one for myself now!

Linking it to WIP Wednesday and Sew Fresh Quilts!

This has been a super quick finish…
Technically its just the pieced top that is completed but I am happy none the less πŸ™‚

The Top is 82″ X 102″
That’s big enough to cover a king size bed and have a slight fall on the sides.

It took me a Sunday(one full Sunday of no cooking, cleaning and eating out and only sewing ) along with two quick sessions on weekday mornings(Monday and Tuesday) to cut the jelly roll strips and sew together the Rainbow quilt top. This has boosted up my confidence in taking up and tackling large projects. It started off when my friend, Kausalya, helping me put together an assorted bundle of dots in 8.5″…100 pieces in all in 8 colours…the 7 VIBGYOR colours with black.

Winding Rainbow

Then came the thought of how to put together the quilt top. I had seen ‘falling charms’ while making my prior blue project at the Missouri Star Quilt Company and I thought it would be a good idea to try a modified version with larger blocks. As the sashing continues to be at 2.5″, the pre-cuts are at 8.5″ and hence the entire look of the quilt top is very different. The staggered rainbow looks bright and beautiful ….very spring and summery!

The moment she saw a snap of the quilt top, she said she would have named it the ‘Winding Rainbow’! I took the clue and named it such πŸ™‚

Now to some backing and quilting before gifting it away!!

The first tote from the tutorial is here! Maybe I would like it to be a ‘lil more stiff in the next one, so the interfacing would need to change. But overall, am happy with how this turned out…

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It was for a friend’s birthday and it has been delivered to her πŸ™‚

Fabric used: orange solid for the lower half and local warli printed fabric for the Interfacing used is locally termed as dhoti canvas.