Thursday, May 16, 2013

"That's hot"

At the risk of looking a bit shallow for using a Paris Hilton catchphrase, I have to admit when I saw this quilt I said, "That's hot." Paris Hilton was known to use the catchphrase when she didn't know what else to say, and yes, I was pretty speechless when I saw the quilt.

The quilt came from an Etsy seller in Texas, and the day-glo colors would place it sometime after the mid-1960s. The combination of day-glo and black makes it seem almost 80s. The construction seems like the 70s. 

But really, who cares when it was made? It's wild, and unusual, and it taught me a thing or two about color, which is really hard to do. Who knew mustard and day-glo pink could work so well together? Not me. I don't know if I ever would've thought to marry those two.

The seller told me the quilt came from Tyler, Texas, but there was no information about the maker. It is 76" x 84" and is mostly polyester knits with a plain muslin backing rolled from back to front for binding. The technique is crude, at best, but it all works. Yes, "that's hot".

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating! I use that color combo a lot. I would agree, that's hot!