La Trapunta

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 machine washable.

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.