This quilt began, like all my designs, as a drawing. On paper it was the most ambitious quilt I have ever attempted! Because the design is not based on a repeating motif, I had to treat the design like a map, breaking the whole into coordinates, then translate it bit by bit into many different piecing strategies. For me, the puzzling is part of the pleasure, and despite all of this careful planning, the final product is meant to look happy and even spontaneous. Yellow is, after all, the happiest color.
100% cotton recycled and new material, machine pieced, hand quilted
Because of the nature of working with recycled materials, occasional irregularities in the fabrics are to be expected. When these minor imperfections mean that the strength of the material may be compromised, the area is reinforced with decorative embroidery (see close-up photo).
Combining original designs with traditional techniques, Sarah Nishiura’s quilts are pieced from 100% cotton recycled and vintage materials, pieced with new yardage, and quilted by hand. Each quilt is one of a kind, suitable for warmth or display.
The quilt comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a custom cotton bag. Shipping and insurance are free to a domestic US address.
A Chicago-based quiltmaker, Sarah Nishiura utilizes traditional techniques to craft quilts out of recycled and vintage materials. Sarah’s work explores and celebrates the infinite possibilities of geometric design. Her quilts have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, and are included in private, corporate and public art collections throughout the US.