Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Queer but Cute Quilt..

I dare you to say that fast. Hahahahaha!!!!!! See, I told you!






















This is my newest effort. Using the pojagi method and a bit of decorative stitching, I made this quiilt ...

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and now use it to cover a cushion on a low stool in my livingroom. The different fabrics I used have special meaning for me - one is a piece of cloth given to me by a lovely friend (and intrepid traveller - geographically and emotionally)  when she came back from Zanzibar; one is from an old but loved pair of pyjama pants, another from a tango dress; another from a pair of jeans that became so frayed from wear that I had to cut it off. The brown check is from the very first cushion I made for myself when I left home and moved into a flat 31 years ago. We have all come a long way.

8 comments:

Leenie said...

Most wonderful work of stitchery, Anairam. And a reminder of a lot of good things as well. It's like the quilts my mother made with fabrics from her sewing of clothing sometimes long worn and gone.

I wish I could visit you and see your home (especially NOW since you have summer) and see your creativity first hand.

annekata said...

Beautiful. Zanzibar meets pyjama pants, the true meaning of patchwork. Love everything about this, especially the decorative stitching.
I'll be watching Ninotchka soon.
Have a great weekend.

Nicky Linzey said...

Beautiful. I've been meaning to make a quilt from my old clothes that I don't want to throw away but realistically I will never wear again. Some of them hold such memories. Well, I cut them out 2 years ago ....!

Happy Holidays Anairam. Thanks for your visits.

frayedattheedge said...

This is fabulous!! I love your stitching - and how lovely to have all those memories stitched together!

Linda Sue said...

I am going crazy for the textures and stitches- so cool- most appealing1 I also love your journal pages.
Sweet memory charm filled cushion...I am inspired, thinking that after this holiday I will make one...Thank you for the idea! LOVE

nathalie et cetera said...

this is lovely! I'm looking forward to read your figures in the mirror during my off time.
happy holidays anairam!

kendalee said...

A cushion crafted of love and memories - meaningful, and beautiful to boot! Is there any better cushion in the world?! I think not!

editor said...

gorgeous.
the art of quilting eludes me every bit as much as the quilts themselves enchant me. it's putting together the right pieces, which i cannot manage, and here it is amazing that you did it by following your connection to the fabric, rather than a planned scheme, and then to have a result like this...wow. and lucky.