About Me

Hi, I am Preeti. I work as a transportation planner in Washington DC. I am also a Distinguished Toastmaster. In my spare time, I sew and quilt. I love spicy food and enjoy Bollywood music. I live in Sterling, VA with my husband Paul and our cat, Jonesie

I caught the quilting bug in 2013 and I made my first quilt in February 2013. Since then, I am happy to say that I have been completely addicted to fabric and all things quilting.

On December 20th, 2013 I created my blog. It is my way of keeping track of my work and sharing it with the world. So poke around and if you like something, please do leave me a comment. Your comments are the best part of the blogging journey!!!


  1. Enjoyed our short chat in Jo-Ann's - wish I had more time to talk with you. I was in Herndon for the weekend visiting our son's family. Their little ones keep me busy when we visit, but I try to check out quilt & fabric places when I'm in the area. I liked your tutorials and picked up a great idea from your Paulitiks quilt for meandering a decorative stitch over the ditch. I'll be using that idea soon!

  2. I love that you posted the dimensions CHART for the QST. It will be so helpful for all of us. Not having advanced math skills or the EQ7 to rely on is a handicap. Therefore help from folks like yourself is a blessing. Thank you. So Cal Jackie

  3. I am a beginner quilter I sew a nit n crochet too. I would love to quilt with all the silk sarees we have. Suggestions and patterns and tuts wld be helpful.

  4. Love your techniques! Hate snowballing! Live 20 minutes from Niagara Falls (your photo) in Buffalo, NY. My husband is a planner for Erie County, NY and heads our towns planning board (freebie). He has done transportation, environmental, and economic development. He works too hard.
    Have you ever checked out Sujata Shah (Cultural Fusion)? I took a class with her and was amazed at her Indian color sense.
    I love sewing fast quilts and I love color. http://artinsearch.blogspot.com

  5. I just found your blog. I too love quilting and I am a DTM, working on my second DTM. I retired last week and I am looking forward to spending more time quilting, helping in Toastmasters and traveling.

  6. Thank you for your words today. It is a sad and scary time. We must all act with kindness and acceptance of others. I hope we will be past this current political climate and can work to restore our best selves by helping others at home and in the world.