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?
Sometimes I need a deadline to keep me motivated to complete a quilt. What better motivation than participating in a bloghop?
While the snow and cold temperatures keep you inside, why not work on projects for this year's fair? The full listing is available to download now!
This month's block used paper piecing technique, one that all three of us were familiar with and happy to assemble!
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.