This quilt was commissioned by a loving husband wishing to surprise his beloved wife with a special Christmas gift honoring her cherished home in Onset, Mass., near Cape Cod.
A gathering place for friends and family, this home holds a very dear place in the hearts many in their circle, and although some artistic liberties were taken, it was my hope to capture the essence of this special place.
Original Image of House
The journey began in search of a digital image that I could use as reference, followed by some time in meditation to seek a vision of the finished quilt.
This was one of my most challenging handmade quilts to date, but it was a real joy to complete.
The Porch Hammock and Garden Detail
The quilt measures approximately 6 feet (W) X 4 feet (H) and took nearly 1,000 hours to complete.
Except for thread and some of the batting, this quilt is made entirely of reclaimed and repurposed fabric, beads, buttons, and yarns.
Only blue skies above.
The sky is hand-dyed reclaimed sheeting.
The holographic thread used to quilt the skies is one of my favorites.
A friendly tree lives on this hill-side of gently rolling landscape.
The porch-swing is the perfect place to drink a tall glass of homemade lemonade on a summer's afternoon.
The front garden blooms with lush ribbon-embroidery flowers, while the copper bird-bath in the center provides a focal point for many beautifully beaded blooms.
Trades Of Hope