Wednesday, June 17, 2015


What does Namaste mean?  

The literal definition is 'I bow to you'.  I found multiple interpretations on line and liked this one the best -

Namaste - a symbol of gratitude and respect; it is a way of sending out to the universe something good, something that makes sense in that instant.....

To make this mini quilt which finishes at 9 1/2" square you will need:
  • 6 squares of fabric at 2"
  • 1 rectangle (cream) cut at 3" by 9 1/2"
  • 1 rectangle (create) cut at 6" by 9 1/2"
  • fabric for backing roughly 10" square
  • fabric for binding  - 1 strip WOF at 2"


Sew the 6 mini squares together.  Press

Sew each of the (cream) rectangles to the top and the bottom.  Press.

Write namaste on a piece of paper to get a pleasing size and letter font.  Using a water soluble or a frixion pen, trace namaste onto the fabric.

Assemble your quilt sandwich and quilt organic, wavy lines.  No rules here - just have fun with this one!

Using your favorite floss, take small stitches over the traced word.  Once done, remove your pen lines (with water or heat as applicable.)   You could choose to embroider the word and then quilt but I like the look of my stitches going over the quilting instead of the other way around.

Bind and enjoy!


Have a wonderful day! 


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