"Baby quilt. Hand-quilted heirloom piece made from cotton, cotton chambray, hemp, linen and silk sourced in the USA and Laos. Features kimono silks and linings, Levi's chambray shirts, my dad's Parisian silk shirts, Guatemalan indigo and hand-weaving, Liberty bird print, Hmong baby-carrier lining, and some beautiful navy linen pants that never fit. Backed with 'Arrow Stripe' linen by Cavern Home Textiles. Inspired by line quilts I love, pinwheel scraps from another project, and by the color relationship of the navy and tangerine."
Pauline Boyd is a Los Angeles-based textile artist and designer who creates primarily freestyle quilts. She is the founder of Counterpane, a line of home goods and quilted works. Each Counterpane quilt is one of a kind and crafted using a self-taught, folk-based improvisational style. Pauline builds each quilt from found and repurposed textiles, with an emphasis on handmade or handwoven piecework.