Vintage Yellow Dresden Quilt: Deconstruction

I really love having a hand project for those times when you can't be sitting inside at the machine. The past week or so we've been visiting family, so I brought this quilt along to start the deconstruction process.

vinyelJulyProgressI've got a few blocks unsewn :)

I'm really enjoying the process. It's nice to put my feet up, have a drink at the ready, and work out all these stitches One.at.a.time.

One stitch at a time is coming out.

I'm saving all the yellow pieces to reuse later. The coloured blades show  lot of wear and I don't think any of these pieces are good for anything but stuffing.

All the fabrics are cuddly soft, and I'm being very careful not to damade the yellow blade or centre fabrics as well as the white background.

As I work on each block, I'm also removing any old quilting stitches on the block. Most of the quilting has already come out on its own from use and laundering, but there are areas near the edge that are still secure.

The view from my chair - keeps it tough to get much sewing done!

I really hope to get a bunch more done on this quilt. I'm at the stage where I'm excited to see all the white space appearing :)

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