Hi all!!!

To my new visitors who've come here from Sew We Quilt! A big welcome and thanks for visiting me!!!

To all my usual friends - welcome back!!!

Today, once again, I'm hopping on another blog hop!

STAMP ON IT!



With the lovely Madam Samm as the host and the wonderful Thearica as the cheerleader - this one's been a blast!!!

The idea was to create a stamp quilt! It should have an theme, your country and your currency!

I spent a lot of time agonizing over the theme... I had 2 options raring to go till Sunday morning...
But on Tuesday - I changed my plan!!! And I made this one!!!

I wanted my stamp to be something that connects my viewers to me.

This is the view from almost any of my windows currently.



India has three seasons unlike the normal two... We have a 4 month period of Monsoon - rainy season...

 
This is the time when everything is fresh!!!



The trees have fresh leaves...


So I decided to make something that will bring this view to you!!!


Here's some little details of the quilt...


You can see some words written on the leaves, can't you? Well here's the story behind them...  I realized that India has an appeal to all those who do not live here! And those who live here - well, they have a whole new view about it!!!
So I asked my Facebook friends to write the one word that comes to their mind when they hear "India".

I got an amazing array of answers!!!



I decided to incorporate these answers in my design... I put them on each of the leaves in the quilt before I put it together!!!


I used Aurifil #8880(wt 50) to quilt down the leaves, #2692 (Black wt 50) to quilt the branches and #2715 (wt 12 - just because I had that on hand!) for the sky!

Do you like my quilt?


What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear "India"??? I'd love to hear your answers too!!!

Don't forget to visit the others hopping with me today!!!








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Say hello to them when you hop over there!!!

Cheers!!!





60 Comments

  1. Your stamp is georgeus.
    India, That's for me 'Anju' a colleague of my husband from India, a young female.
    Greetings from Germany
    Heike

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  2. Lovely stamp! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. What a cool idea !
    I have never been to India ...its in my Bucket list :-)
    The first word that comes to my mind is Crowded ! LOL

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  4. Very nice stamp.....your work is very pretty. Nice job

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  5. So lovely. What a nice way of using the things some are coming up in your mind

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  6. Shruti this is fabulous - I love it!
    The first word that comes to my mind is colourful!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Love the words on each leaf, traffic comes to mind when I think of India.

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  8. How lovely your stamp is. So fresh and green.

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  9. What a beautiful, glorious quilt! I absolutely love it and the color and design. How fun to visit a blogger in India and see your work. Thanks so much for joining us and sharing your stamp today!

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  10. Such a clever idea for your stamp! This would be an inspiring start to many different type quilts!

    I always think of the Taj Mahal when I think of India... I do not fly so I will never see it, only in photos.

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  11. Your quilt is beautiful, clever, and wonderfully executed! When I think of India, I think of SPICES!

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  12. Beautiful stamp. Lovely design! I think of lots of people and traffic when I think of India.

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  13. Ohhh Shruti, YOUR INDIA is beautiful right down to the wee buttons...absolutely stunning really....when I think of India...I think of crowds....Many years ago I did a talk for Pharma in Bangalore... all I remember is feeling very small and lost in the sea of people....however I do remember the smells and many of them were very sweet and aromatic...

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  14. Beautiful stamp!! India brings the words spicey and colourful to mind. Thanks for sharing in the hop, it has been fun with so many amazing ideas!

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  15. Love your India stamp! It looks so lush and exotic! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Very sweet stamp. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Oh how gorgeous...and I love!! your idea of putting words on the leaves. When I think of India the word beautiful comes to mind because I've never seen an Indian woman who wasn't beautiful! blessings, marlene

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  18. Your stamp is just great, my favourite of today!!! Great job, I love everything, the leaves, the buttons, the idea! Greetings from Switzerland, where it is POURING at the moment!

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  19. this is absolutely beautiful. I love that you incorporated all the words onto the leaves.

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  20. That is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful way to remember all your friends thoughts too. Thanks for sharing such a special treasure with us, and congrats on top 3! Well deserved!!

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  21. lovely stamp - putting the words on the leaves was a sweet idea

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  22. Your stamp is absolutely gorgeous !

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  23. Your stamp is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that you also incorporated the words.
    The first word that comes to my mind when I hear "India" is "color"! I love color and I think the saturated, bright colors used there are beautiful!

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  24. This is a very beautiful design, I love the color and buttons you incorporated.

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  25. Your stamp is very beautiful. Beautiful is the first word I think of when I think of India. I think your whole culture is beautiful. The people are beautiful, the clothing and other textiles, the food and landscapes. Your quilt is gorgeous!

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  26. I love your stamp. How creative and how wonderful to add words on the leaves from your FB friends.

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  27. Your stamp is beautiful. I love the buttons you added and what a wonderful addition with the words from all around the world. Great inspiration.

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  28. So very creative. Thanks for sharing the pictures that encouraged your inspiration.

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  29. What a lovely design! I think the incorporation of words and buttons as the berries was genius. What a wonderful reflection of the beauty that surrounds you during this season. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. How creative are you? I love it. You did a great job incorporating everything.

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  31. Your quilt is amazing, a beautiful tribute to your country.

    I like green trees and other green plants. My green is provided by cactus. Not that I don`t appreciate living in the desert, which has a beauty of it`s own. But sometimes a lush, green view would be delightful!

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  32. WOW! Fabulous, stupendous- words fail me. You are truly gifted and this quilt is breathtaking!

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  33. I love your quilt stamp and a great idea to add words on the leaves. My daughter wanted to decorate her house with the look of India. So I thought about what came to mind to me and I made her a quilt with an elephant and an umbrella over the seat on the elephant. Other words that come to mind are cotton fabrics, color, paisley, incense, naan, dal, embroidery.

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  34. Your quilt is so fantastic and beautiful. You are a very creative and fantastic quilter.
    When I think of India I imagine the the scent of spices that is everywhere and the colorful saris.

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  35. Your stamp is wonderful. Great work. Thank you for sharing.

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  36. So much work!! Thank you so much....Love it!

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  37. That was a lot of work and Inda is beautiful, love your stamp and thank you for sharing.

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  38. Wonderful stamp! Love all the details. Congrats on being one of the chosen.
    I think of the pretty sari fabric.

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  39. Your stamp is really beautiful! You have such a lot of talent! The first thing I think of is curry, I guess I must be hungry, lol.

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  40. Thank you for sharing your beautiful stamp of India! I am sure it must be a very exciting and beautiful country. Good job.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  41. OMG, your work is stunningly beautiful. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  42. You have taken us on a trip to your wonderful country...thank you. Beautiful quilt.

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  43. Your stamp is wonderful and a lot of work. That was a good idea to have your friends help out with one word description. Thanks

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  44. I just love the look of the buttons on the leaves .... it just gives your stamp the finishing touch.... great job.
    and thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  45. You interpreted your window view so beautifully. Your stamp is super.

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  46. Amazing. Such great talent.

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  47. This stunning and the embellishments are a delight. What a wonderful green view you have. One word that I think of when I hear India----don't think I can do it but I would love to explore your cuisine, learn how to make naan bread etc.

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  48. Your stamp is absolutely lovely! Congratulations on being a top pick of the day. Thanks for sharing and when I think of India the word that pops into my mind is curry.

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  49. Shruti, so lovely your stamp! It was like a breath of spring to me. Thanks for participating with us.

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  50. Fantastic idea and execution. I love your piece, Shruti.

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  52. Just stunning, and the first work that came to my mind was beautiful!

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  53. Beautiful quilt. I lived in a place at one time that had white guazie curtains and looking out into the trees through the curtains was enchanting. I so wished I had taken a picture so that I could have made a quilt later. Summer, fall, winter, spring each season was so different. When I think of India I always think of the Ganges River.

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  54. Your stamp is wonderfully unique. That was a fab idea to use the words put out there on Facebook. The buttons add a nice touch, too.

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  55. Gorgeous stamp! I saw your Facebook post on Modern Quilts and responded. My word was Bright. I see it in the word cloud, above Peacock. Amazing quilt!

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  56. Beautiful stamp. I love how the words on the branches tie them together with the theme and the country.

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