Woven Railroad Denim Quilt
This quilt is a basket woven pattern made with vintage denim overalls; I've been thinking about this design for years, it brings me joy to bring my idea to life. I used 3 pairs of vintage overalls, painstankingly deconstructing every seam and using every possible inch of fabric that I could salvage - a messy laborious process, proved worth the effort.
Quilt-making becomes a metaphor to life -- taking something apart at the seams, ripping and plucking-out the individual threads, laying it out to inspect and measure, cutting-it-up and assembling the scraps of fabric into something entirely new and wonderful - a quilt, an object that provides beauty, comfort and warmth.
Made with vintage 'hickory stripe" railroad denim-overalls; deconstructed by-hand, machine-pieced and hand-quilted with Japanese sashiko thread.
63 inches X 51 inches
comes packaged in a custom wooden box