Monday, January 31, 2022

My first kawandi

 I have seen siddi quilt many months ago and loved improvisation and recycling' possibilities.

This month have red an article and understand that it is called kawandi. Siddi is the name of Africa's women who moved to India and make such quilts..

There are many tutorials, but I have watched one and started with a small piece - a mug rug.

I was hooked. It took me 2 hours from start to finish. 

The most important thing I have learned:

* The outer row is the most difficult to make -  once you stitch the second round it goes fast and pleasant.

* It is easier to use old (used) fabrics.

* Thimble will help, but it is not a must.

* I have to take a rest every hour - making some stretching. I was so obsessed and forget about short rest with a gym.


  1. I love your little Kwandi--I have just begun one and you are right--that first row is a killer...I am still working around stitches don't look so great on this
    first round...but hey, it is what it is!! Hugs, Julierose

    1. Thank you! There is no need to be perfect. The main idea is to recycle old clothes.