Tuesday, December 21

A Birthday Present

It was my birthday last week and here's what arrived by courier the next day - a surprise. A stunning kantha quilt.
It measures approximately 3 feet x 4 feet. Made by layering and stitching together old cotton sarees. The woven saree borders have been used to create a frame for the quilt.
The front is all vivid colour with floral and geometric shapes and in contrast the back is one solid colour and most striking is the texture.A variety of embroidery stitches have been employed. Herringbone stitch for the diamond shaped petals, satin stitch for the leaf like forms, rows of running stitching through which another thread has been threaded to create the narrow bands of white which divide the quilt into diamond shaped spaces.
Running stitch which gives a kantha quilt its characteristic softly furrowed texture.
Detail of the back of the quilt.

Thank you Sushant for such an exquisite little quilt. I'll treasure it.

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Quilt or Dye said...

You have good friends with excellent taste! Thanks for sharing.

Kay Lynne said...

It sure is beautiful!!!

lynda Howells said...

my goodness to be that clever to quilt something like this. You are a very lucky lady. A belated Happy Birthday my blogging friend.x lynda

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing.

Loryan said...

Che meraviglia!!

Nikki said...

It is beautiful. There are plenty more hand picked kantha quilts on my website. Check out http://www.etsy.com/shop/summerofflowers