The Curramulka Quilt
This quilt is made from shot cottons and organic linen, dyed by hand with indigo. Entirely hand quilted using cotton Japanese sashiko thread.
The border is hand stitched using a double binding technique.
This quilt measures 60 inches x 60 inches.
The design of this quilt is based on a traditional log cabin square. The indigo scraps came from my wedding tablecloths. The worn, motley looking strips are a result of the stitch resist where hems were sewn, the fabric dyed, and when unhemmed, these patterns emerge.
It is named for Curramulka, which means "emu watering hole" in Aboriginal, a small farming town on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. The patchwork is reminiscent of the canola and wheat fields that mark the landscape, surrounded by the blue waters of the Gulf of St.Vincent.
Sewn in Texas, South Australia, and Victoria. Built in 2018.