© 2016 Alexis Deise

photography by Carol Gander:  www.carolgander.com

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Kintsugi Quilts

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with visible seams of precious metal, making the break more prominent instead of disguising it .  The "brokenness" of the piece adds to its beauty.   In these quilts, mistakes in measuring and piecing are corrected by inserting a strip of contrasting fabric, emphasizing rather than hiding the errors and imperfections. 

Kintsugi I (Medallion)
2014
machine pieced cotton, hand quilted
Kintsugi II (Railroad Crossing)
2015
machine pieced cotton, hand quilted
Kintsugi III (Sixteen Patch)
2016
machine pieced cotton, hand quilted
Kintsugi IV (Crown of Thorns)
2016
machine pieced cotton, hand quilted
Kintsugi V (Puddle)
2017
machine pieced cotton, hand quilted
Kintsugi VI (Tree of Life)
2017
machine pieced, hand quilted
Kintsugi VII (Birds in the Air)
2018
machine pieced, hand quilted