Ikat Leaves Lap Quilt

Front Side

Ikat Leaves Lap Quilt

Back Side

©2020 Ruth B. McDowell

Ikat is a weaving technique in which the weft (crosswise) threads are pattern-dyed BEFORE they are woven into cloth. In Double Ikat, both the weft and the warp threads are pattern-dyed first. This gives a soft sketchy edge to the different colors. The Leaf fabric with the peach background is an ikat. ON the back of the quilt is one big piece of a commercial reproduction of an elaborate marbleized dye job.

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