The quilt is one in a series of “stencil quilts” that I have designed and created. The technique involves creating two patchwork quilt tops, sewing the layers together along the lines of a stencil, then cutting out the top layer to reveal the stencil beneath. I was inspired by an antique quilt whose well worn top began to disintegrate, revealing and even older and more worn quilt inside that had been used as batting or stuffing.
The green stag is a patchwork of squares and rectangles in the disappearing nine-patch pattern, while the background is a series of improvisationally pieced curves intended to create a sense of rolling landscape.
The reverse of the quilt is a soft chambray fabric with a meticulously pieced green circle and ivory sashing. The batting used in this quilt (the quilt “filling”) has a low loft and gives this quilt a light and summery feel.
The quilting highlights the shape of the appliqué and echoes the undulating curves of the background patchwork. On the solid quilt back, the subtle shape of the deer makes a surprising counterpoint to the bold green circle.
The Green Stag Quilt comes with a hand sewn label on the back that can be customized for a small charge.
Quilt is made of 100% cotton.
Batting is Warm and Natural cotton batting.
This quilt is machine pieced, quilted and bound. I sewed the applique several times while piecing and quilting for durability, and the quilt can be gently machine washed and dried.
Washed size: 63" x 69" (160 cm x 175 cm)
I welcome custom orders and commissions. To see more of my quilts go to: http://danielrouse.etsy.com
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