Vintage Scarf Quilt by Ouno Design
Shown in the main room of our ex-church studio.
This decorative bed covering (not a duvet cover) is reversible. This top side is made from vintage 60s and 70s silk and silk blend scarves (Vera, Dior, etc) in bold geometric patterns. The reverse side is a modern neutral khaki/beige hemp (like linen, very strong) that goes with everything.
These take a very long time to make, lots of trimming and unpicking and tacking; in short they're a pain in the neck. The hemp backing also has to be pieced. But when it finally comes together, it's satisfying, even if, when there are problems, I end up making minimum wage! If I'm lucky, the process goes more smoothly than that. These quilts have become one of our trademark pieces, so for now I'm continuing to make them.
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