I am having a little emotional affair with Kantha quilts lately. Not only are they popping up everywhere, but also what craftspeople are making with them is extremely exciting in the design world for kid’s rooms.
If you aren’t familiar with them, I will give you a little history. Kantha is a type of embroidered quilt. It’s a type of folk art from Bangladesh and West Bengal, India; and it has been practiced centuries.
The running stitch, which is done by hand, is called "kantha stitch.”
By mixing different patterned fabrics together, the result is a colorful and whimsical, yet traditional. Most often they are completely different on each side, which I think is awesome for the aesthetically fickle, like myself.
If you are designing a kid’s room, and looking for an alternative from the “catalog” choices that are consistently clogging your mailbox, these are it.