My block in The Splendid Sampler 2!!!

Did you know I have a block in Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson's new Splendid Sampler 2 book? I am so excited to be featured on their site today!!!

A big hello to my returning friends and welcome to the new ones!!!

I'm Shruti and I have been quilting since 2009. What meant to be something to occupy me on a sabbatical, has now turned into something much more than even passion!!! "I love making quilts" is an understatement. 

My favorites are either the simple geometric ones I make - minimalists and quick - or the intricate portraits.

After making a portrait with more than 3500 pieces of Raw Edge Applique over a period of 3 months back in 2012, I realized that I loved making them and also that if I were to make another one, I needed a simpler and quicker method!!! Enter my own technique - ABOUT face - the FASTEST METHOD IN THE WORLD to make portraits!!! Students in the workshops that I teach make portraits in less than 12 hours (some have finished in about 8 hours too).

Specially for my visitors today I am selling the book for US$10 instead of the usual US$25. Just use the code SPLENDID at checkout. Offer closes 28th February 2019.

Last year I started working on what would be my biggest and best work ever!!! I just finished making Shivarajyabhishek - the Coronation of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a 19 feet x 8 feet quilt made with 20888 pieces of fabric in 288 shades appliqued over the period of 708 hours!!! 

Being a part of the Splendid Sampler team was awesome!!! Here's my block in the book!!! Hope you like it.

I am leaving for QuiltCon (Nashville) tomorrow and if you are visiting too, do say hello to me when you find me!!! I am on the crew this year, so you will see me everywhere!!! Just grab be, remind me to breathe and say hello!! I always love meeting my blog readers!

Hop over to know more about the others featured and to check out the other blocks. Did you make a block? Tag me @shrutinow (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook) and I will leave a comment on it!!!



  • thank you for designing the block for us! your newest work is spectacular!

    Pat Sloan
  • thank you for designing the block for us! your newest work is spectacular!

    Pat Sloan

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