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?
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