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Kawandi II

Additional blog posts on my 2nd blog.

I will be stitching on my 2nd Kawandi. You can read about my first Kawandi in 5 posts I did from August to October.

Kawandi is the Siddi word for quilt. The Siddi people are African people that live in India.

I started the Kawandi by choosing a background fabric and putting together a bag of scraps from my 1st Kawandi and then other fabrics in the color scheme I am working with.

To begin with there is no batting until after a first round of fabrics is stitched down along the edge of the entire back fabric.

I grabbed my first fabric and turned over one edge and then stitched along that edge sewing it down. I am using 3 ply of embroidery floss.

The concept with Kawandi is to grab a scrap and use it. I did that more with my first one. This one I hope to be more pictorial. It represents the beauty I appreciated and enjoyed this past year.

I fold under two sides of the fabric in order to stitch down a corner.

Before starting the second round of stitches the batting is added. The Siddi use old clothing or a blanket or older quilt. I basted the batting down to hold it to the back.

I like the look of at least 3 new fabrics added per side. The second row I turn over one side and stitch the fabric down catching the edge of the batting under the stitches. I then grab a second fabric and turn under two edges and place that over the edge of the piece I just stitched down.

Starting the third rotation around the Kawandi

I am using different colors of embroidery floss. I am stopping here for today. Thank you for joining me.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

Kathy, Margaret, Deb, Nanette, Sharon, Karrin, Daisy and Theresa


Saturday Thrift Day

February 6, 2022

I did a masked 40 minute dash thru the thrift store.

There was one piece of Pyrex a split dish verde for $14 with no lid. I already have with a lid so it stayed behind.

There were no storage containers which I like to get at the thrift stores.

No furniture this time but this particular shop has great furniture.

I looked through the minimal Valentines decor and found an enamel heart. $1.99 and it is beautiful and goes nicely with some of the other hearts I have collected.

The other items I got were

A bag of sunflower greeting cards. 49c

Beadwork planner book for junk journaling $1.49

The Happy Planner book $1.49

Recipe flip book $1.99 ready to be used! I could not have made it for that price.

Jute bag .99c to hold some treasures or fabric scraps. It is lined with plastic so it probably was around a plant.

Two mugs: The letter C .59c and a Butterfly.99c

Two beautiful scarves: a black and gray stripe .99c and orange circles $1.99

And the 1 yard of red fabric $1.99

Total with tax $15.99.

It was great entertainment.

The items I purchased will allow for further entertainment.

The fabric will go into numerous current projects.

I was able to get myself out of the house and the walking I did was good for me.

Note: I did another post today called Scrap Happy Aqua and Teal!

Scrap Happy Saturday’s Aqua and Teal

February 6, 2022

I don’t have a lot of teal but what I have I really like. It’s 2am Saturday night… no, it’s early Sunday morning. I want to join in the fun.

I may not have much for Teal fabric but I do have a lot of Turquoise Pyrex!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.

Linking up with

Minky and Lots of Love

February 3, 2022

When I purchased the backing minke fabric I had no idea it was so long and so wide. I do not want to see 1 inch of this fabric go to waste. It is absolutely amazing.

I have decided to add a row to the side and to the bottom. I already purchased more WORD fabric about a year ago.

Luckily I put the pattern in a safe place. I have a three ring binder labeled “current quilt projects”

The pattern is called Lots of Love for the Splendid Sampler by Melissa Corry. The finished block size 6″ x 6″.

It takes my brain a while to wrap itself around a pattern. I like to free piece or work with color with 1″ squares.

If you look at a past post under this catagory you can get some history on the blocks given to me by my quilt group and Flickr friends.

I do not have a lot of pink in my stash. A good friend Sharyn provided me pinks from her stash and also pulled some fabrics from our Quilting Babe sister Judy before many of her fabrics were donated to a few local quilt guilds.

Judy loved to do needlepoint as well as quilting. I am honored to have been given a small token of Judy’s handwork.

I loo

I have only found one fabric so far that is already in the quilt and when I turned the block over just above my pointed finger you can see where Judy wrote her name.

This is her full block.

… and I am off to complete the first of my new blocks.


ta ta for now

Rainbow Colorwheel Quilt

January 31, 2022

It was a perfect day to build a rainbow!

I was able to pin a row on and then during commercial sew it on and get the next row ready for pinning.t

I try to add a cat square to each block.

I have my “Judy” block almost prepped for sewing. I always sew the center long strip first with red on top and green on the bottom. I can then build in both directions from that row.

I had to go back quite a way to find my last top pic. It won’t be long and this top will be finished. I don’t know if I will be able to stop making blocks though!

Red It Is!

January 30, 2022

I worked on this block Jan 12th

It is an Anna Williams Inspired creation.

Influenced by this quilt

I have felt a strong urge to work in red as I move away from Christmas and move toward Valentines Day.

This pic taken 8.8.2020

This Pic with the two blocks sewn together made back on 2.20.2012

working on blocks 3 and 4 pic taken 10.19.2013

Process: As I work on other projects I keep my small white scraps in one bag and the small red in another. If I have two triangles in front of me I sew them together. If I have a bunch of white itty bitty scraps I will sew them together. I will sew the bits together in a strip from 1 1/2” to 2” and anywhere in between.

I played with these small pieces today.

I am using a scissors to cut these strips. I often need to give my right arm a rest from using a rotary cutter.

I came across this wonderful blue fabric this morning and it is just perfect for this project.

I attach the blue strip at a 45 degree angle to the red strips string pieced together. I then make certain the strip of red and white fabrics are at least 2” longer than the blue and I sew that on. I then add the next blue and then the strips of red. Once it is all together I trim it up.

Once I have multiple blocks made I will figure out the layout and what filler strips I will need.

I love designing a quilt as I make progress. It continually evolves as the different fabrics and little pieces speak to me.

You can go to IG and see pics and write ups under #annawilliamsquilts and #annawilliamsquilt

Or do an internet search. It will be worth your while.

Thank you for stopping by and leave a comment if you have been working in red.

Linking up with ScrapHappy Saturday at

I tried adding a link at the bottom of the post but I got an ‘ in front of

There’s always a learning curve.

Ragged Hearts

January 25, 2022

This quilt pattern is called “Ragged Hearts”. I think we can all relate.

I have made quite a number of quilts using this pattern over the years.

Mini Nine Patches

January 24, 2022

Yes, she is hanging in the hallway! I am standing in the office looking out. I am getting closer to adding another row of blocks onto this quilt.

This is my most recent Nine-patch of mini nines.

I acquired new fabrics from my Babe’s quilt group and I am ever so slowly getting strips cut.

I have 3 sheets of background prepped for new Nines.

Vintage Butterfly Quilt and thrift scores

January 7, 2022

First vintage quilt purchase of 2022. Happy New Year!

There are 5 different fabrics in various colors used in this tied quilt.

Some of the butterflies will need blanket stitch repairs.

I can do that!

The backing fabric is the same as the alternate block on the front.

The best part is today was senior discount day!

Thrifted 2pc $5.00 less 25% plus tx

And since we love the viola in this house I consider this a nice score.