Material: Commercial cotton, yarn dyed cotton, repurposed silk and cotton.
Dimensions: 50×50 inches, 127×127 cm
Technique: Improvisationally designed, machine pieced and machine quilted.
Description: This is part of a series reflecting on house vs home – the physical form vs the experiences that make it a part of your heart.
This improvisationally pieced quilt began with a piece of soft baby blue pinwheel corduroy from my son’s shirt, a gift from our neighbours. I added repurposed silk from a mill in England, stripes from my nephew’s shirt, shot cottons gifted by a friend. Putting the many shades of blue together brought back memories, one supporting the other like the shapes and colours of the fabrics. Yet, it didn’t all come together until the zing of orange was added – here, where we belong!
Hanging: A hanging sleeve is stitched on the back. It is easy to hang with a 48” rod and 2 small nails that you will need to provide.
Avoid placing in direct sunlight.
A lint roller will keep it dust free.
Occasionally, to keep dust from accumulating, carefully vacuum on low setting. Place a stocking or sheer netting over the cleaner hose to keep any pieces from pulling loose.
Air outside on an overcast day in the shade on a flat, clean surface. Or, air fluff in the dryer with no heat to refresh.