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October 13, 2019
To the Dark Side from Sew Preeti Quilts

Paul: Are your sisters going to the dark side?
Me: No, they are shining lights in the night. Think Florence Nightingale.

Paul: But their clothes are dark
Me: Yes, it hides their stains

Paul: Stains?
Me: Blood, sweat and tears.
Paul: Whose blood, sweat and tears?
Me: Whomever needs comforting. I just said "think Florence Nightingale". You are not listening.

Paul (changing the topic): How many of these do you have?
Me: Plenty to make two quilts.
Paul: And who gets those quilts?
Me: Well, one will go to the quilt show next year and the other will be a ...

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July 22, 2019
Women of Color from Sew Preeti Quilts

Yesterday I had an appointment with six sisters.  They all wanted pink gowns with matching headdresses. I was ready. Here are the six complete outfits (in the show window) I had chosen.

Fishes, Florals and Spools

Imagine my surprise when not six but eight sisters showed up.  I was prepared for six.
Now I needed two more complete outfits.

Paul: Do you have enough for eight?
Me: I think so.
Paul: Do you need my help?
Me: May we get pizza for dinner?
Paul: Consider it done.

I busied myself with the task at hand, one sister at a time ...

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July 10, 2019
Sonika from Sew Preeti Quilts

Meet Sonika.
Mom's name + baby daughter's name = Sonika.


It started with sparkly white squares and some jelly roll strips.

half log cabin block

setting triangles

But the magic comes from the on-point setting.


I chose a bright turquoise and purple butterfly backing.
Warm front and cool backing :-) I had a good feeling about this one.

Butterfly Backing

Quilted it simply with my walking foot and a zig-zag stitch, following the piecing.

Zig Zag quilting

For binding I used a dark purple fabric. It is not solid but reads like one.

Purple Binding

And I did not ...

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July 8, 2019
Poco Loco from Sew Preeti Quilts

Growing up in India my earliest memory of skull and crossbones was Danger.
It can be seen on poisonous substances, high voltage equipments, near railway crossings and anything deemed hazardous. In my mind the skull was evil, indicative of death and danger.

On location

Fancy meeting you here

Coming to America was a culture shock in so many ways.
The whole concept of Halloween was bizarre and mind-boggling. How can scary be fun?
Gouged out eyes, blood and scars are disgusting.  Why would anyone purposely want to be hideous?
It was completely revolting to see skulls on fabric. But when ...

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June 10, 2019
Quilters Unlimited Show 2019 from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Quilt show was May 30 through June1, 2019.
I went to the quilt show with two of my non-quilty friends - Patsy and Sandy.  I know them from yoga classes and they are not quilters. This fact is important to the story that follows.

When we got to the "Trees of Life" quilt, I requested Patsy to take a picture of me with the quilt.
You know because a selfie would just not do it.

As I handed off my phone to Patsy, I noticed a couple of women walking towards us.
I went to stand next to the quilt ...

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May 29, 2019
Slippery Slope Rabbit Hole from Sew Preeti Quilts

The Alison Glass Trinket Sew Along was done. A very long paper-pieced journey, resulting in just under 100 blocks.

The Trinket blocks

After several layout options were considered (and discarded), opinions sought (and received) on Instagram (and Facebook), the final layout was determined and the flimsy was completed.

The finished flimsy

It was time to quilt it.  I found this absolutely perfect backing.

Floral on Black

I went to get the batting roll that stands in the corner of my bedroom, in its original shipping box. As I turned the worn out cardboard flaps, something fell.  It was the roll ...

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