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Cochineal Star Quilt

Cochineal Star Quilt

Regular price $1,900.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $1,900.00 USD
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Size - 51" x 51" 

This quilt is made with Essex cotton/linen that has been hand dyed with cochineal. Cochineal is an insect found on prickly pear cactus. The color extracted from the insect can create a range of pinks, reds and purples by altering the pH of the dye. Cochineal dye is also used in food and cosmetics in addition to textiles.

Additionally a natural color cotton/linen was also used to create the star and background. The back of the quilt is an improvised mix of fabrics leftover from the front. 

The front and back were machine pieced, meaning the patchwork is machine sewn. The quilting, meaning the stitches running throughout, is done by hand with madder root dyed cotton sashiko thread. Hand quilting is a very laborious and time consuming process but the impact of the hand stitches cannot be mimicked with a machine. The quilt binding is made with stripes from all the colors used on the quilt and is also hand sewn. This lightweight quilt has 100% cotton batting. It is a functional piece that would be best suited as a wall hanging or an accent piece for furniture.

Shipping & Returns

Domestic Shipping Rates


$50 fully insured and signature required via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground.


Under 12" - $10

16" x 20" - $25

22" x 30" and above - $50

All artwork ships fully insured and signature required via UPS Ground or USPS Priority.

Fabric by the Yard

Cost varies and ships UPS Ground, fully insured, signature required.

International Shipping: Please email for a shipping quote or to arrange an international purchase.


All fabric by the yard, quilts and artwork are final sale and cannot be returned. Please contact us before purchase for any additional information or images and we will be happy to provide them.

Care Instructions


Display quilts out of direct sunlight. Like with any textile or artwork, exposure to sunlight can cause fading.

Remove light dust by vacuuming the quilt with a stocking over the hose.

Professional cleaning is recommended for a deeper clean. Do not machine wash. 


Artworks should not be displayed in direct sunlight and framing with UV resistant plexiglass is recommended to maintain the color.

Fabric by the Yard

Dry clean only.

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