The most subtle of contemporary quilts, La Trapunta is Pamela’s
interpretation of the classic whole cloth quilt. The design area of
the quilt is cut and pieced of the same piece of silk fabric. Then,
by sewing the cut pieces in such a manner that the direction of the
warp threads are altered, subtle changes in color and texture emerge.
After the quilt top is constructed it is densely quilted with a longarm quilting machine. The longarm quilter interprets and executes Pamela’s quilting design in a free hand drawing style that ranges from the attenuated to the explosive. The result is a richly textured, color nuanced and sophisticated bed cover.
La Trapunta is always one of a kind. The top and back silks are available
in an almost unlimited range of colors. The fill can be either pure
wool or Polarguard 3D. (The quilt shown above has a celadon green silk
top and a rust silk backing with Polarguard 3D batting.)The quilt is
completely reversible and, as always, signed and dated. Most are completely
Each quilt is custom made to meet the design and color needs of the
client. Price is determined by size. There is a $450.00 design fee
plus $40.00 per square foot.
La Trapunta is currently available only through The
Stowe Design Center and Pamela Hill.