Urban Quilting on the Lower East Side

Posted on: April 1st, 2011 at 8:44 am by

Now you can sleep with the Lower East Side.  Literally.  Frequent Boogie photo contributor C Merry has just completed the first of her “urban quilts.”  Pretty cool idea, actually.  She’s printed personal snaps used by sites in the blogosphere onto fabric and created a quilt.  All handmade and self-stitched.

In her own words:

I wanted to create something tangible with my photos, and it’s really not like me to just frame something on a wall, I want to roll around in it.  I had this idea and have finally brought it to life.  I took my photos that you and others posted and combined with a few more of mine, created an Urban Quilt.  Daylight photos are the top and my night shots are the back so it is reversible.

C Merry is selling her wares for $300 apiece.  Each quilt takes about one day to complete.  And of course, there’s the accompanying blog that chronicles the enterprise.

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