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The Louise Quilt

The Louise Quilt

Regular price $2,800.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,800.00 USD
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This one-of-a-kind quilt is an homage to the textile works of artist Louise Bourgeois. The way Louise Bourgeois worked with stripes was so inspiring, using them not only as a linear pattern but also as a means of creating new shapes and patterns - right angles, chevrons and octagonal webs.

Twin sized (72in x 84in).

The front of the quilt features star blocks made of vintage striped cotton fabric, natural indigo on Essex cotton/linen and grey shades on Essex cotton/linen made from logwood and iron. Both the logwood and indigo fabrics were dyed by hand, in studio.

The back of the quilt features a mixed patchwork of indigos, stripes and logwood dyed fabric.

The front and back of the quilt were machine pieced, meaning the patchwork is machine sewn. The quilting, meaning the stitches running throughout, were entirely done by hand with 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 binding is a mix of indigo and striped fabric and was also sewn by hand. The quilt has 100% wool batting which makes it very warm and gives it a nice weight.

Shipping & Returns

Domestic Shipping: Quilts will ship within 3 business days via USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground. Quilts ship for a flat rate fee of $48 which covers the shipping cost, full insurance and a signature at delivery.

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

Returns: Quilts 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

It's best to display quilts away from direct sunlight. Some natural dyes are sensitive to sunlight which can cause fading.

Vacuuming the quilt with a stocking over the vacuum hose is an easy way to remove light dust.

For a deeper clean, professional cleaning is recommended.

For most quilts it is possible to clean by soaking in a tub and handwashing with care using a gentle detergent. Rinse and remove the excess water. Lay flat to dry out of direct sunlight. Hanging the quilt to dry will put strain on the stitches.

Please do not machine wash. 

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