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A Sense of the Quilt in Chaos

November 11, 2018 Block 4378 David Toomey
It is a rectangle. It is oriented vertically. There are different shapes, colors, fabrics, patterns, and animals. Two or more layers are sewn together. Names and years are made of some sort of golden twine. The person’s name and years are located towards the bottom of the quilt. It shines. The other parts of the quilt does not shine. The letters and numbers that it forms is done in a consistent way. Each letter and number has a sort of outline and the parts of the letter that fills these outlines are horizontal and at some points, bend to fill the rounded edges of the character such as ‘D’ and ‘9’. The animals are made of a thicker material than the rest of the quilt. The animals rise higher than other parts of the quilt. The quilt, even before the image is added, is comprised of multiple pieces of fabric. The land animals do not appear to have back legs. There is writing on the yellow border surrounding the image. There is a white and black animal with a yellow, ‘u’ shaped eyes. There is a white and grey animal. There is a purple animal with wings. There is a white, yellow-eyed animal with wings. There are different colored plants. The taller plants are significantly larger than the plants found towards the bottom of the image. A majority of the quilt is made up of a pieces of fabric with solid colors. The pieces of fabric that are not solid colors included, patterns, images, and/or markings that appear random. There is uneven distribution of space between the letters of the person’s name and numbers for the years. The yellow border is surrounded by a green border. The blue area where most of the image is contained is surrounded by one inch, white border. The yellow border is about three inches. There are parts of the image that extends out of the blue space. The green border is one inch thick. There are rounded pieces of fabric. There are pieces with jagged edges. The quilt and its layers are held together by diagonal stitching, sloping both from the left and right, forming a pattern of rhombuses or diamonds where each rhombus is longer vertically than it is horizontally that is present throughout most of the quilt. Sewing pattern is not always present. There are areas towards bottom right part of the blue area containing the image where the distances between these diagonal lines are wider than others causing it to look more like a rotated square rather than a rhombus. The larger animals are outlined by thicker string that also have a greater amount of spacing between each stitch than the string used for the rhombus pattern and this thicker string is also used to make clear the features of the animals. The foot and beak of the large bird contains fuzz. The bird appears to have one foot from the given perspective. The body of the bird is made up of a tougher, thicker material than the quilt. The quilt is thicker near the seams, where pieces of fabric are sewn together to form the quilt. There is green writing. There is also red writing. The eyes of the black animal has fuzz. The grey animal’s nose has fuzz. The black animal has no nose. On the quilt, there are areas where twine is unraveling and separating such as the string used to create the black, ‘u’-eyed animal. Strings attaching the image to the quilt are not visible from the bottom of the quilt. Strings attaching name and years to quilt are visible from the bottom. The petals on the plants are made up of individual pieces of fabric. The larger plants are made of fewer pieces than each of the small plants and have pointed edges. The fabric under the purple bird is worn and has a lighter blue color than the rest of the blue area. The purple bird’s beak is made of string. There are different hand writings on the quilt.

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