Wednesday, January 30, 2013

La colcha el loco

Is it the blazing Arizona sun, or is it a UFO hovering over Roswell, New Mexico? "La colcha el loco" isn't really proper Spanish, but that's how I think of this stupendous 1970s double-knit polyester crazy quilt. It came from Marjorie Childress in New Mexico, and she thinks it could be from Arizona because of the presence of saguaro cactus.

Once again, we see double-knit polyester and raw-edge applique in a 1970s quilt. Interestingly, raw-edge applique is a "thing" today, but is mostly done with fusible fabric.

I don't know who or what "K" was meant to represent, but I like to think of it as the K in OK.

"Everything K?"

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