February 28 ~ Quilt of the Day

on February 28 | in Sewing Inspiration | by | with 36 Comments

The Flood
By Carrie, Whole Cloth Designs

The Flood measures 40″ X 40″ and Carrie did most of the applique and all the embroidery by hand. The top is linen, with recycled fabrics (cotton, wool and linen). Carrie writes, “It is about my experience with postpartum depression… I used the image of our house to personify my experience.”

Carrie was influenced by Louise Bourgeois’ early work Femme Maison, 1947, and used a stem stitch, back stitch and running stitch for the embroidery. Read more about the story behind the quilt on Carrie’s Whole Cloth Designs blog, find detail images here and visit Carrie’s Etsy shop too.

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36 Responses to February 28 ~ Quilt of the Day

  1. Joanne says:

    I love these works of art. Very beautiful!

  2. Libby says:

    Visually stimulating. What a wonderful piece.

  3. brandy says:

    I can see how therapeutic this quilt was. It really speaks volumes. Nice!

  4. Glaucia says:

    That´s a very expressive quilt. I love to mix embroidery, applique and recycled fabrics, and the therapy and the story behing all the work makes it even more special:)

  5. Dawn says:

    I love how quilts go beyond function to be a piece of art as well. Great quilt!

  6. Wow – truely amazing

  7. Kathryn says:

    Very evocative of the watery feel of a flood. Especially how the quilting looks like rain coming down on the house. Gorgeous.

  8. Becca says:

    Very moving. What a wonderful way to use your art to examine your feelings.

  9. Cassie Ogle says:

    This is such a wonderful quilt. I love the technique used to make it look like rain streaks. The detail pics on the blog show even more wonderful detail touches.

  10. Carol says:

    The close-ups are great. What an inspirational art piece!

  11. Sarah says:

    Wow, how expressive!

  12. Kate says:

    What an amazing way to express such difficult emotions. I love this.

  13. Katie says:

    We really do sew ourselves into what we make whether we mean to or not!

  14. Rose L says:

    Those early days postpartum are so hard. Thank you for sharing your story through your quilt. It is beautiful.

  15. Sara says:

    This is quite special!

  16. Lil' d says:

    wonderful work.

  17. Julia D says:

    It’s simply lovely. So lovely. and alittle earie. I like it a LOT!

  18. mj says:

    Wow what a beautiful statement.

  19. stephanie s says:

    wonderful, it is lovely to see your story told like this,

  20. Andrea says:

    I like how this quilt tells a story. So beautiful.

  21. Jeanne says:

    Wow! What an amazing piece – a true piece of art!

    Why does quilt month have to take place during the shortest month of the year? 🙂

  22. Elizabeth says:

    I love the embroidery detail. It is a beautiful piece.

  23. meredith says:

    beautiful! thank you for sharing such a powerful quilt

  24. mary says:

    Wow! What a beautiful expression of a really hard time. Thank you for sharing!

  25. What a super fun quilt. I love the rain!!

  26. Susan F. says:

    More and more I realize that the things we sew are truly art, and Carrie has proven it here. There is a lot more involved than thread, fabric and a sewing machine, especially in this quilt that shows us her heart. Thank you Carrie.

  27. Nada says:

    the blue made me think of the roof tarps after katrina

  28. Andrea Elizabeth Johnson says:

    This is wonderfully expressive, I just love it.

  29. Kate says:

    Ahhh..a quilt that tells a story, very cool! I have seen few of these, it is very unique and lovely! Thanks for showing it! 😀

  30. Amanda says:

    Very interesting quilt, I like it alot! I like the story behind it, it make the quilt more intersting. 😀

  31. Joan says:

    An amazing work of art.

  32. Michele says:

    Wonderful work.

  33. Deborah Fair says:

    Carrie has done an important thing in documenting an important time in her life. There is a deep and rich history of women making quilts that have helped them to grieve and heal, as well as to celebrate, all ages and stages of life. It is a way of telling the story of what it means to be a woman. Thank you for sharing this important quilt with us.

  34. alison says:

    What a beautiful quilt. I love how it was therapeutic for her and allowed her to show the emotions she suffered during postpartum depression.

  35. Ellen says:

    Love the details, especially the water coming out of the downspout! Can’t wait to see the other 3 pieces

  36. Amy W says:

    A very powerful piece. Beautiful.

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