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I grew up in India, I've lived in 3 countries, in 6 different cities before putting down roots in Toronto. I've been quilting since I was 16 - my first project was a Double Irish Chain. Inspired by ...

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Infinite Pathways

from Global Nomad Quilt Company
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Infinite Pathways
Infinite Pathways Infinite Pathways Pattern Cover Page
Infinite Pathways An alternate colourway - pink and white
Infinite Pathways In the traditional black and white

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic sewing skills, Rotary cutting skills, Straight piecing

Pattern Description:

I grew up in South India, and it is hot and dusty. Our floors were swept and mopped twice a day to keep the endless dust at bay.

Once the sweeping and mopping of the inside of the house was done, attention would be transferred to the porch. It would also be swept and washed down, and then, while the concrete was still wet, a small kolam would be quickly drawn at the entryway to the house.

With a small handful of rice flour, the dots that acted as the grid would be laid out. Then, depending on the mood of the kolam maker, either a simple monochrome kolam would emerge, or a complex multi-coloured work of art. It was the most transient of art forms, lasting only a day - the next morning, the porch would be washed and the kolam redrawn.

When I started quilting, I fantasized about a 'kolam' quilt, and wanted to replicate the patterns I'd seen as a child. Infinite Pathways is the result of this fantasy.

Infinite Pathways has no curved seams - it is all constructed with squares and rectangles. It is a perfect project for someone with a few quilt tops under their belt. Rotary cutting skills are helpful, as is knowledge of strip piecing.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Version 1: 72" x 72" (66" x 66" without border)
  • Version 2: 103" x 103" (99" x 99" without border)


  • You will need two 100% cotton fabrics that are high-contrast for the pattern to show up clearly.
  • In my sample quilt, I used a solid black as the background fabric, and a solid white as the foreground fabric.
  • (Solids work better than prints.)
  • Version 1: Background fabric: 4.5 yards. Foreground fabric: 2 yards.
  • Version 2: Background fabric: 6.75 yards. Foreground fabric: 2.75 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • Backing and batting to finish

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