|a modern twist on a kantha quilt...|
i really liked the fun colors of the fabrics i picked out. she loves orange, so that needed to be a prominent color in the quilt... i used fabrics from the 'oh, deer' collection by momo. man, do i love this fabric collection! (i have 2 other fabrics from this collection sitting on my table now, waiting to be made into the next kantha style quilt!)
|the bright colors just make me smile!|
it did take me longer than i had planned. (doesn't everything?? always??) she got a half done quilt for christmas. i did however complete it in january and now she has it to snuggle with at her home.
as i was glancing at a book in the fabric shop where i am now working part-time (sew to speak), i discovered that this type of quilt is called a kantha quilt and was orginally made in bangladesh and used light colored solid fabric with single or multiple colored thread and/or on used saris. it was exciting to learn more about this technique and the different designs where made through the hand-stitched quilting. if you are interested, you can find many online sold through fair trade practices.
|the front of anna's kantha style quilt.|
my quilt is a modern version of the kantha style quilt which is beginning to be found more in 'the west'. i truly adore the look and feel of this new (to me) technique! find lots more info on kantha quilts here and here.
|the back of anna's kantha style quilt|
have you ever done this type of quilting? did you find it worth the time invested? have you bought an original one from bangledesh or india? please, leave a comment below about your thoughts about these quilts.
have a great week with whatever projects you might be working on!
|willow wondering when we will|
go out and play...