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mosaic quilt

stained glass quilt

Over the summer, my mom had the opportunity to travel to India to learn about the education system there and to do some teaching. While there, she formed a great friendship with her mentor Subha, a teacher living in Kolkata. My mom had shared pictures of my quilts with Subha when telling her about our family and what we like to do! Subha loved the quilts, and my mom had been wanting to send her one.

stained glass quilt

Back in November, for my mom’s birthday, I had made her a small quilt to hang in her office. She loved this small quilt I had just finished, and said it looked like stained glass. I had been working on squares for a larger version in the fall, but had to put them aside when I was too busy with work. Luckily, the squares were almost all together, so I finished up the quilt top earlier this month. For the back, I used a print from Amy Butler’s midwest modern line, and I echoed the stained glass look by using small squares of solid colors surrounded by an off white color (I believe it was Kona cotton in Bone). I love how the colors and pattern worked out for the back– it’s truly a reversible quilt!

back of the stained glass quilt

quilt back in the window

quilt back and castle

You’ll have to forgive me for all of the pictures. I just couldn’t seem to help myself!

stained glass quilt in the castle

snowy quilt scene

leaving the castle

I think this will be the furthest a project of mine has been sent, and I hope that Subha loves it!

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