My cousin was given an old damaged quilt and asked me if I could "fix" it.
The background and sashing fabrics are in very good condition...the scrappy blades however are almost all worn through.
Someone took a long time to make this quilt. The Dresdens were pieced on a machine, then hand appliqued to the white squares. There was a lot of hand quilting: cross-hatching on the squares, ditch quilting on the dresdens, and kind of an eye motif on the sashing. The edges are rather poorly done - many of the prairie points are falling out of the seam, and someone has roughly topstitched some back down.
This has been a much loved quilt,so when I saw a category in my local fair for an aged quilt "Quilted with Love" I entered this one - and got second place for the unique block design.
Since the bones are in such good condition, I think it's well worth the effort to replace the damaged blade sections. My cousin told me she's not fond of the yellow - so that's a big challenge!
What can I do to tone down all that yellow?
So now I've got too many options! I can see all of these combinations making a gorgeous quilt!!! But my top three choices for my cousin would be:
What are your top choices? Do you have any other suggestions?
My favourite customer, Ashley asked me to make a quilt from her daughter's baby clothes. I have previously made her quilts for her sisiter-in-law, her boys and she won a school quilt!
August's quilting technique was English Paper Piecing (EPP), a method I was skeptical to try at first.
As I work through the Starry Night QAL, I am learning many new sewing techniques. This month I was pleased to try fabric weaving - especially as it could be done while camping sans sewing machine or p…
Sometimes the best way to use a panel is to cut it up! Mary used the classic attic window block to liven up a pastoral panel.
Our little quilting group is making great progress this month on our Starry Night QAL, I'm the last to finish!