Crazy Gypsy Quilt

Occasionally, I find a real gem in my thrift store adventures. Of course, "gem" is in the eye of the beholder. :) My newest find, the crazy gypsy quilt, is very thread worn with most of the applied elements are either shredded or completely disintegrated. Washing the blanket further tormented these fibers, but was still a necessity. The same day I purchased this quilt I ran into Arielle at the Clash Fashion Show, who had freshly dyed her hair Hot Pink. The quilt contained several hot pink sections, so I asked Arielle if she would model for me and she agreed! I adore her smile and bright eyes, but it was the moments when she was "sleeping" that really intrigued me. 

 Tobin modeling on the...SQUIRREL!

Tobin modeling on the...SQUIRREL!

 Tobin and Boo inspect. 

Tobin and Boo inspect. 

 A detail of the hand embellishments. 

A detail of the hand embellishments. 

 The flower print is the under framing of the quilt. 

The flower print is the under framing of the quilt. 

 Hot Pink Velvet! Hellz yeah! 

Hot Pink Velvet! Hellz yeah! 

 Arielle in the sun. 

Arielle in the sun. 

 Standing in my mini rock garden. 

Standing in my mini rock garden. 

 Getting cozy with the grape vine ball. 

Getting cozy with the grape vine ball.