Friday, November 16, 2012


My daughter has been living in New Mexico on a horse ranch for the past few years and has made some wonderful friends from India who own a popular restaurant.  The owner and his wife travel back to their homeland often and bring back textiles and clothing, which they offer for sale in the lobby of their restaurant,India Kitchen.

The quilt I'm sharing with you today was made from a hand-printed panel which would be used as a bed sheet in India. My daughter wanted the panel left intact as much as possible, so I added a narrow inner border and the outside marigold yellow print border. The color marigold has special significance in India.

Please forgive the photo being sideways ~ it was rotated but it refuses to stay that way!  The quilting was done around the center circles and the designs around the border, with the center area being stippled.  The backing matches the black inner border that was added after I trimmed away the original black border that had holes from the printing process.  This was the first time I've worked on a panel like this and would love to try a few more. 

The best part is my daughter Christina loves the quilt and has been using it.  Her taste is very eclectic and colorful, so this fits her to a T. 

Until next time, I wish you Peace & Plenty     ~~Barb~~


  1. I also have a problem swizzing photo's upright . A unusal pattern on your panel but beautiful , I like it

  2. Barb, I am from India. I am touched that you took that pretty panel and made it even more beautiful...while keeping it intact. I am so impressed!!!