Monday, February 11, 2013

India: The Blue City of Jodhpur, Rajasthan


Colors of the city of Jodhpur are still dancing in my head.

View of the city from the fort

Blue and Orange,Tangerine and Gold.


Blue and scarlet? Rust?


Oh.. that orange again!


Look at his pants!

I just noticed this kid's pants.. and the pots in the courtyard.

This is way too much fun!


This guy poured his soul out as he sung few folk songs for us. His voice still rings in my ears and I am getting goose bumps just thinking about that moment.

After all the inspirations there is only one thing left to do. I have to stitch all of these memories into a quilt.

 
 This antique quilt was too hard to resist and these colors were just right.


Cut a few squares and then into triangles.

On the design wall..


This is going to be fun! Visit here for a tutorial if you would like to make one too.

37 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing gorgeous photos. Love love the quilt you are making to remind you of the place. Love the blue - Hugs Nat

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  2. This is fabulous...both the story and the quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. My memories of India always involve masses of colour.Love this combination.

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    1. Yes! Colors and textures are everywhere you turn. Did you visit India recently?

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  4. Gorgeous colours! Its going to be an amazing quilt!

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  5. Great photos! I went to India a couple of years ago for a wedding. I would love to go again.
    Have you seen log cabin quilts that look like that second photo?
    Found it. It's called A New Look at Log Cabin by Flavin Glover.
    I will look for my little quilt and maybe post it linked to yours?

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    1. No, I haven't seen that quilt but I will Google it and see if I can find it too.
      Thank you!

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  6. It's just after 11pm, and after seeing your photos of the Blue city of Jodhpur and seeing the start of your Toran quilt and tutorial, I don't think sleep is going to come quickly! My mind is already asking, Why is the city blue? and What colours would I use, if I was to start the Toran quilt?

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  7. Thank you for sharing these photos! What a beatiful city!

    The quilt you're making is a calming balm to the spirit!

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  8. Oh my! Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos!
    And the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a gorgeous quilt.
    Now I will pop over to your tutorial.

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  9. those colors are amazing. love that blue and that sandy orange color. your quilt is going to be spectacular too.

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  10. When I saw the photo I knew you would design a quilt!!!! Your eye for color is beautiful magic.....thank you for using your gift to share with others!!! Happy colors!! And I was just thinking what a wonderful way to remember a special place maybe where you have lived....I may doodle and watercolor the memory of elements and their colors where I lived as a child .... if I can remember them! It was a small countryside farm .... maybe all the faces made brown and textured by working on the farm in the sun, the color of the earth was rusty brown, the weathered house was grey wood, the cows were black and white and when Spring came the blue cornflowers against the fresh new grass that we wove into crowns to wear all day..... sometimes we need those memories when life is changing so fast!! Hmmm Thanks for the excersize!!

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  11. I've gone to read your tutorial - and I love this whole project. I'm off to look for my inspiration photos and then I'll be shopping the stash. Thank you for sharing this with us!!!

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  12. It does so reflect your photos of the Blue City! It's going to be a fabulous quilt. You are a master with color!

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  13. That photo blows me away! Is there a story about why that particular city favors all the blue on their buildings? It reminds me of New Mexico. That blue has been used for ages for doors and window frames in an effort to keep out evil spirits.

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  14. Love the photos! I have always wanted to go to India. I think I will make a quilt with those colors also.

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    1. Denise,
      Glad you decided to make one too. Looking forward to your blues and Oranges!

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  15. This is too much for me to bear - that orange, those blues! After our major snow storm here this weekend, these colors and your quilt are just what I need - more, more more! And I'm working with triangles this morning and I need a little refresher course - thanks for the 'pointers'. Take care, Byrd

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    1. Hi Byrd,
      I know what you mean. This recent storm was something else. I have noticed that for some strange reason I turn to blues during these cold wintery days. Orange is an obvious spark to it. Glad you found the tutorial helpful.I will be posting more tips as I go. Enjoy working on your triangles.

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  16. I canNOT believe just how beautiful that city is! It must just glow in the sun...I love your triangle interpretation...I don't do orange very much, but those great blues make it sing...lovely...thank you for sharing...Julierose

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  17. Brilliant. Off I go to dig up some orange & blue scraps. It is so refreshing and your inspiration is inspirational.

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  18. Requesting permission to make an Improv quilt inspired by the 2nd photo. Don't know if I will, as I have very little blue in stash; but fun thought. Thanks. Buffy

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    1. Buffy!

      YES! Start working on the blues and oranges.. Some more are on their way soon.
      Hugs!

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  19. Love how your travels have inspired your work. Beautiful!

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  20. Sujata, This quilt is going to be amazing! Those colours and fabrics are a wonderful.reflection of your inspiration photos.

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  21. The pictures are so beautiful! This is going to be a fun quilt.

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  22. The colors of the city are awesome and you have certainly captured them in your quilt. What great inspiration!

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  23. That blue is such a gorgeous color, clear, strong and beautiful. i can see why you needed to make a quilt. The quilt you are making is beautiful too. Karin

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  24. Oh, I had no idea there was a blue city in India! How beautiful! And what gorgeous photos you've taken.

    Now you've given me more inspiration for my color challenge quilt, although I have to reverse the colors. (more orange than blue) I love what you're doing with yours!

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  25. I'm speechless -- Jodphur is so beautiful. I wonder too why so much blue on the walls. I'm eager to see this quilt grow.

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  26. Stunning pictures, Sujata! You have a keen eye for colors and textures! Thank you for sharing your travel stories! You captured the colors beautifully in your inspiration quilt!

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  27. Those first few photos are entrancing. That blue! What a beautiful sight it must have been in person. I'm thoroughly enjoying all of your India posts, Sujata!
    I love the quilt you're making now. I find I can remember what was going on in my life with almost every quilt I've made. How wonderful that this one will actually spring from good memories!

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  28. Okay, so I'm late to the party (as usual) but I, too, am in love with your pictures of India and the quilt that's coming from them. Do you know why so much of the city is blue? And thank you for the pictures of the ringneck parakeets in their natural environment. A very long time ago I had one as a pet, they have a special place in my heart. I'm sure I would love India - for the same reasons I would love Mexico: the color!

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  29. What incredible inspiration. I had no idea it looked this way. Reminds me of Santorini, but blue. I love the quilt it inspired and the colors are so YOU and like you AWESOME and UNIQUE!
    I also loved the red pants. It is so wonderful that you are sharing your India with us!
    xx

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  30. Love love love the beautiful blue city & the quilt it inspired!

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