Shot-Cotton Chenille

52″ wide x 64″ high

Chenille anchors this quilt in tradition: it was wildly popular in bedspreads, bathrobes and pillows in the 1920s through the ’50s. But the quilt is modern in its use of shot-cotton stripes and solids to bring eye-poppingly vivid colors to the homemade chenille’s fuzzy texture.

This is a functional quilt—heavy, warm and fun to touch. We snug under it to read and watch movies. And it’s the dog’s go-to napping quilt.

Photography by Douglas Sandberg