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The Returning quilt


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thankyou for your interest in this product, please read all information before purchasing. progress photos of my work can be found on my instagram @apriltwoeightyquilts!

inspiration + d e s i g n :

{ photographed in joshua tree, CA }

this listing is for the quilt only.

this quilt coordinates with The Returning pillow covers. the fabrics used in this series are have all exclusively been hand dyed by me.

this series was inspired by my desert heart. my home away from home. the place i once thought i might never see the same way again, but upon returning i realized it had never really changed. the place where old memories are put to rest and new memories are built. you can always go back - sometimes you just have to do it differently and with different people and a different perspective.

note: due to the nature of recycled fabrics being pre-used, and also the nature of hand dyed fabrics - any markings, discoloration, or any other "spots" on these fabrics are to be considered part of the fabric itself. each has been washed before being put into the creations.

the hand dyeing process is lengthy, but humbling (as i love being able to create projects with fabrics dyed with my own hands!). it includes choosing the dye colors, prepping the fabric in soda ash, applying the dye, and finally rinsing, and washing/drying/ironing them before use. this process takes up to 48 hours per piece of fabric. i dye in small batches only, in order to ensure that each fabric created is one of a kind and completely unique. even if i were to use the same dye color, the textures and tones created in each piece can never be 100% recreated.

all of my items are handmade by me, with love, as one-of-a-kind pieces of usable and functional art.

this quilt measures 74x76". it has been straight-line machine quilted with a pale aqua thread using 80/20 cotton/poly batting. it is backed with the softest striped vintage sheet, and finished with an apriltwoeightyquilts tag. handmade binding is machine sewn using a vintage yellow fabric.

this quilt is machine washable on cold and may be tumble dried on low. please see the care page on my site at for more info.

s h i p p i n g :

this item is made and ready to ship, and will come to you secured in a US Priority Mail box within the US. so sorry that international shipping is not available currently.

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