After my finished basement flooded in March, Where all my old quilts were stored, many got moldy... So I took them out, and put them in the wash, including this old crazy top... When I took it out of the wash, I saw that the Royal blue fabric had complexity disintegrated. The rest of the dress fabrics were fine. Not wanting to just chuck the top, I wondered what I could do to save it.
The blue fabric is everywhere inside my washing machine and all over my floor...LOL... The embroidery is still intact, so I'm happy to put the old date, back into the new top! Time to cut this up and gov sit new life!
I got out my Havels rotary cutter, and my fat cat ruler, and started cutting and saving as much as I could from the top.... Which was a a lot! I can't believe how many pieces I have!
I definitely have enough to make a large top out of them, and give this old quilt a new look, and life!
There are some very fun "bits" in these wedge pieces, from the funky dress florals, to some gold beading. The quilter before me, Kept the little details and added them, so I will too!
Now I need to find a setting fabric that will set these Fat Cat's into a brand new lovely quilt...
Old (ish) and new... live happily, together! Finding that perfect setting fabric... hmmm, will that be difficult?
Maybe shirtings, would do the trick.
;-)I'm sooooo loving these!