Downstream Wall Hanging


Downstream was created as part of a Quilt Design a Day Showcase design challenge. I was inspired by the left hand side of the spark image for the QDAD Showcase design challenge; I was struck by the the angles formed by the white and charcoal building and the bright orange sign which reads: “We live downstream from our stuff.” I based my design around sharp angles and the idea of influence and “downstream” relationships between elements in the quilt. I chose to paper piece the angles for precision, and I used dense straight line quilting to emphasize the “downstream” nature of the interaction between the design elements and their neighbors.

Downstream hung in a special exhibit at QuiltCon in Savannah, GA, in 2016 and has been featured in Machine Quilting Unlimited.

Measures 34″ wide by 43″ long

All fabrics (front and back) are cotton quilting fabrics. The batting is called Dream Green.

For the quilting, I used 50wt Aurifil #2021 (Natural White) to match the Kona Snow, #2610 (Light Blue Grey) to match the Kona Shale, #2630 (Dark Pewter) to match the Kona Charcoal, and #2235 (Orange) to match the Kona Carrot. Backing and binding is Kona Shale.

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The edges of this one-of-a-kind quilt are straight, the corners are square, and the entire quilt lies flat; all features of a well-made quilt.

Pictures do not portray the true beauty of my quilts. You’ll know you have a treasure when you hold one in your hands. I promise you will not be disappointed with the quality of my work!

Downstream was made as a show quilt and has a hanging sleeve on the back. Because it has been a show quilt, it has not been washed. I am happy to remove the hanging sleeve and wash prior to shipping.

Please launder your quilt on a gentle cycle in cold water and dry on low heat or hang to dry.

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Weight8 lbs
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