Ajjis First Quilt
It was in the year 1999 my world came to an end or so I thought when the baby birds flew out of the nest all grown up and in search of wider skies.There I was siting in an empty nest, dint know what to do with my time.
I had plenty of things to do too but nothing held my interest for a long time. That is when I heard about this lady Jane and her intention of starting a quilt group,as it turned out be the first official quilt group of Kuwait and KTAA. Textiles.painting, art work were always my hobby even before . But little did I knew then, quilting is going to be a hobby for life.
As directed by Jane Ellis McNaboe we started our very first group and quilt . The terms like 1/4 inch, rotary cutter , piecing ,sandwich(Oh no not from bread), basting,quilting were not the words in our dictionaries then. I can still hear her words of’ exact 1/4 inch seam allowance , not even a hairs breadth difference should be there when you piece’, still ringing in my ears:)
That is how my very first quilt , ‘The London roads’ was created in the year May 2000. It was all a labour of love and the time came to label it . My two sons, most dear to my heart just out of house , I didn’t know which one of them to give it and then as a novel thought I labeled it as a gift to my first grand child 🙂 The label read as ‘London Roads, 18 fabrics in 5 colors, machine pieced and quilted, finished in May 2000 , Gift to my first grand child’.
16 years later In April 2016 my grandson Khajit is born and my wait is over and I could give him the quilt.
This moment is so special to me as a quilter. It is even bigger than my winning best of shows or getting several awards and ribbons in the last 16 years.
I am still quilting, My own original creation ‘Dragons and Ladder’ functional game quilt created in 2006 tucked for Khajit’s cousin , yet to arrive, in future and to play together.
I see more quilts to quilt,more people to inspire ,teach and more dreams to achieve in the coming years.
But for now I am happy that Quit of love ,The London roads, met the owner our first grandchild.