Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Feb 11, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 11

 

The Hundred Day Project - Day 11

deconstructed serendipity diary
Kantha quilt scraps

Vintage kantha quilts are made of three to seven layers of cloth, no batting, held together with kantha stitching: lines of running stitches, hundreds upon hundreds. One of my favorite things to do is to discover those hidden textiles. Usually, they are worn, stained or patched, living another life as  warmth-giving layers.
 
When I remove the stitching to get at them, I never fail to take a moment to think of the anonymous hands that put together the original quilt, that threaded the needle, that made those lines and lines of  tiny stitches.
I've begun a practice of taking a small square of a kantha scrap, deconstructing it, and stitching each piece to a backing in the order in which it was stacked together. 

This is the record of three kantha quilts. The top and bottom pieces are the seen layers. The middle pieces are what was hidden inside. It's all random, what appears on the inner layers, which part of a pattern, the colors. Serendipity.
 

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100 Day Project - Day 10

 


 
The Hundred Day Project - Day 10
 
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Kantha quilt scraps.
 
 
 

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100 Day Project - Day 9



 

The Hundred Day Project - Day 9
 
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Kantha quilt scraps. 


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Feb 8, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 8

 


The Hundred Day Project - Day 8
 
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Kantha quilt scraps. 

 

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Feb 7, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 7

 


 
 
 
The Hundred Day Project - Day  7
 
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Kantha quilt scraps.

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Feb 6, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 6

 


 The Hundred Day Project - Day 6

 Word Bit.
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“I loved, was loved, the sun kissed my face”
-Amado Nervo

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Feb 5, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 5



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Kantha scraps.

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Feb 4, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 4

 


The Hundred Day Project -Day 4

small stitchery. scraps of vintage kantha quilts.
I cannot take credit for the small running stitches that (to my mind) make this stitchery lovely.
I work with scraps from artisans who work with bigger scraps. Upcycled X 2.
And I always take a moment to admire and say thanks to the unknown stitcher who made those tiny running stitches on a piece that was originally of a size to keep a person warm in bed.

 

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Feb 3, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 3


 

The Hundred Day Project - Day 3

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kantha scraps.