"Shreds of a Story": a cloth/paper quilt, assembled using custom-created cloth from
Spoonflower, Misty Fuse, shredded post-consumer paper, sari silk/cloth remnants,
green batting made from plastic bottles (I love this stuff!), and an unloved piece of hand-dyed/printed cloth as the quilt back (unfinished)
Shreds of a Story, detail
I have enjoyed working on this piece a great deal because I love pushing the limits of what makes a "quilt", and adore working with things that are typically considered "trash". This is my 2nd venture into the possibilities of using custom-printed Spoonflower cloth. In this case, I uploaded a detail of a collaged postcard, made from a variety of things, including a Korean snack bag. Rectangles of the custom cloth were appliqued to the surface of the couched assemblage. The quilting is ongoing, but very gridlike. I have no idea how to finish the edges, as I don't think a traditional binding will look that great. I need to stare at it awhile, but welcome any suggestions. I'm leaning toward a zigzag finished edge.