I was sent the ebook and this photo caught my eye as I made my way through the book.
(The Root Connection in Cultural Fusion Quilts) In India, string banners, known as torans, are used during cultural celebrations to create arches in doorways and pathways to welcome
guests. Torans made from fresh leaves and marigolds strung on cotton
strings adorn the doorways of private homes on a daily basis.
It immediately reminded me of this:
It isn't a celebration toran but laundry flapping and waving in the breeze on top of home in Guatemala. I was just there and was fascinated by this.
Sujata's Quilt "Toran"
My mini version. Doesn't look a thing like hers! lol
If you look back at her Toran quilt you will see the quilting is an important aspect of this quilt. I tried to mimic that with wavy quilting using my walking foot. Again, it wasn't as nearly as effective, but I now have my own little quilt to remind me of the waving colors on the rooftops of Guatemala.
You will have plenty of chances to win Cultural Fusion Quilts. Leave a comment to win on my blog. If you are in the United States you will win a hard copy. If you are outside the states you can win an ebook. I will draw a name on December 11th. Good Luck!
Check out these other bloggers to read more about Sujata's Cultural Fusion Quilts and for more chances to win!
Tue. Dec. 2 - Sujata Shah on C&T blog and http://therootconnection.blogspot.com/
Wed. Dec. 3 LeeAnn Decker niftyquilts.blogspot.com/
Thu. Dec. 4 - Victoria Gertenbach http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com
Fri. Dec. 5 Rachaeldaisy bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/
Sat. Dec. 6 - Lori D. http://humblequilts.blogspot.com/
Sun. Dec. 7 - Casey York https://studioloblog.wordpress.com/
Mon. Dec. 8 - Malka Dubrawsky http://www.stitchindye.com/blog-2/
Tue. Dec. 9 - Sherri Lynn Wood daintytime.net/
Wed. Dec. 10 - Bonnie Hunter quiltville.blogspot.com/
Thu. Dec. 11 Jake Finch http://generationqmagazine.com/
Fri. Dec. 12 - Jan Burgwinkle http://www.bemused.typepad.com/
Sat. Dec. 13 Janet quiltsalott.blogspot.com/
Sun. Dec. 14 - Lindsay Conner http://www.CraftBuds.com
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