January 15, 2015

Patchwork Book Quilt

Orange, mixed media collage quilt with old book covers

Old books that find their way into my studio are dissected and skinned. When the box labeled 'book skins' starts to fill up I piece together another patchwork quilt. Some of the skins are more brittle than others so I've found the best method is to glue them together first and then add the stitching. In the image below you can see the pre-gluestick composition of my latest quilt.


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    1. Thanks Sue! You'll have to let me know if you try it sometime. --Suzanna

  2. What a lovely way to reclaim precious scraps! Love it!

    1. Yes! I cannot bear to toss out the smallest scrap ;) Glad to know you enjoyed the quilt. --Suzanna