My Best Enemy

Winter Rose Quilt Pattern


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It has been often said that your enemies define you.  “My best enemy” is also my best friend.  She has always been a stubborn little thing who can be very distant at times,  but her sweet nature can also cast a charm that is very hard to ignore.   We had a rocky start because of our hotheadedness but our relationship evolved into a strong bond over the years.  We have been known to annoy each other the most and also to love each other equally.  I have found my biggest strengths through her and utmost weaknesses because of her.  To me, She will always be a Winter Rosebud trying to bloom amidst snow.



Universe And Us Quilted in Gallifreyan



If you haven’t guessed it already, this wall hanging is about our friendship.  I mirrored this photo to show what the quilting looks like from the front.  I started with quilting our initials – S and P – written together in the centre.  I am glad of the hourglass shape, which was a complete coincidence born from my doodling, adding that extra touch of everlasting friendship through time.  The stars in the night sky also seem to last forever, and I have always dreamt of seeing them a little closer.  So I quilted the circles around our initials as though she and I are travelling together through the stars.  Finally, I added “Universe and Us” in Gallifreyan within our initials.



Tardis In Flight Quilt



Since travelling through space requires a ship,  I borrowed the idea of The Doctor’s Tardis.  It is so much more romantic than any earth-rocket!



Universe And Us Quilted in Gallifreyan



I can take on the Universe with her beside me and she would come along just to be with me!!




Update – I got a few enquiries about the Winter Rose quilt pattern.  The pattern can be found in my shop.  Thank you so much!


Credits – “My Best Enemy” is the title of a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer.  Tardis is the spaceship used by The Doctor in BBC’s television show Doctor Who.



18 thoughts on “My Best Enemy

  • Ruth September 20, 2014 at 07:44

    Very nice – Love the Gallifreyan (sp?) touch!

  • Lorna McMahon September 19, 2014 at 04:07

    Such a beautiful wall hanging…. The rose is especially pretty… And the quilting and story are both very well done. She’s going to love it!

  • wendy September 19, 2014 at 02:39

    lovely rose and such a sweet idea

  • MaartjeQuilt September 18, 2014 at 01:12

    Wat a perfect design, colors and quilting. I love your wallhanging and the expression of your friendship! Hope you have many happy times together.

    Love from Amsterdam

  • Sally September 17, 2014 at 06:01

    Really cute quilt. The colors are terrific. I really like that TARDIS block, too – simple but immediately recognizable.

  • Catherine Pritchard September 15, 2014 at 23:09

    Your rose really caught my eye. The whole wall hanging is fantastic.

  • Cheryl September 8, 2014 at 11:45

    Your wall hanging and the store behind it are just beautiful.

  • Janine September 6, 2014 at 03:38

    Your wall hanging is fab and I enjoyed learning the story behind it. I think you and your best friend/enemy are made for each other. It is clearly a great relationship for nurturing creativity :)

  • September 4, 2014 at 18:22

    Those close to us certainly know how to push our buttons the best! haha Love this mini. It is just gorgeous. The quilting is awesome! Nice work :)

  • Carol September 4, 2014 at 17:33

    That wall hanging is so beautiful and is such a lovely gift!

  • Susan in OK September 4, 2014 at 16:07

    Thank you for inviting us into a piece of your world. In addition, to the story and quilting, the colors are perfect. I think some quilts resemble friendships, too. Some just go together like a hand and glove. Others try the depths of our souls and often end up being favorites. I absolutely adore the rosebud. I could tell from others they are hoping you will share the pattern with us. Again, thanks for telling your story.

  • Maria September 4, 2014 at 14:08

    Beautiful wall hanging, Soma, and your explanation of the elements that make up the piece make it extra special :-)

  • Marjorie Nath September 4, 2014 at 13:52

    Beautiful! Is your rosebud going to end up in your patterns?

  • Susan September 4, 2014 at 13:46

    Lovely Soma! I really love all the thought that went into what you were making. Sounds like a wonderfully frustrating relationship. :)

  • Susie September 4, 2014 at 12:55

    This wall hanging is gorgeous! The quilting is an integral part of the design…. and gives energy to your design. I love blue and gray and stars all together.

  • Mary September 4, 2014 at 11:38

    Other than being a beautiful piece, I so enjoyed the emotions involved in the piece. Great throught process!

    1. Mary September 4, 2014 at 11:39

      That was meant to read “thought”. Sorry.

  • krislovesfabric September 4, 2014 at 09:49

    P sounds to be quite a wonderful friend and foil, wonder which they will like better, the mini (which is beautiful) or the written tribute both obviously from the heart.

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