Windows to the Orient: A quilting funny

Windows to the Orient: A quilting funny

So – here’s a fun story for you…

I love my Robert Kaufman Oriental Traditions squares from the charm packs I bought for Windows to the Orient. I also had a yard of another oriental print that I loved because it had a full image with pagodas, rivers, and lovely country side scenes. I fussy cut two three of my favorite 5×5 areas from the print and put them in the quilt. When I finished piecing the top, I proudly hung it on the design wall and insisted my roommate come look at it. I, of course, pointed out my added pagoda and row boat square.


He asked me if I was being funny or serious. I was a bit confused and tried to figure out what he was getting at. When he realized we weren’t on the same page, he said he wasn’t going to tell me because once I saw it I would be mad. This went on for a bit and he was dead wrong, I didn’t hate it, I loved it! I nearly giggle out loud when I look at this block now and the quilt has become more personal. Want to know what he saw? Scroll on down for the big reveal…


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In a second…


Don’t you love silly internet tricks?




We’re scrolling, we’re scrolling…



Nearly there!


Are you ready?….



Bwhahahahaha! See it now? If you’re like me, you’ll never see a pagoda again.


I hope you all are doing well! I’m working on big things in the background and can’t wait to share them! 🙂


Check out everything Windows to the Orient on the project page!


  1. LOL – that’s totally what I saw! However, I am prone to anthropomorphizing…. 🙂

    • heh! Glad you did, makes him less crazy. He really had to point it out and I still didn’t get it until he told me what he saw. I’m a little obtuse that way! ha!

  2. Even Mater needs to park in the garage once in a while.

    • ha! You’re so right! I really do love this block, it makes me grin every time I see it. 🙂

  3. Well, it took a while but I finally saw Mater. Cute.

  4. Of course, I didn’t see it at all, even after the reveal. I’m one of those people that can never see the secondary hidden image in those pictures that used to be popular a few years back.

  5. I saw eyes and teeth right away, though I didn’t immediately think ‘Mater. But my brain is twisted by my little people.

  6. Lol !! Too funny! I thought you were going to say the pergola looked like Bender. It does look more like the car though.

  7. I saw a face, but never thought of Mater 🙂


  8. You crack me up !! Be sure to show us the finished product .. How cool is that ! H
    ope all is good your way ..Its hot here with monsoonal rains supposed to start this week.


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