I have this old quilt top I bought somewhere over the years... Each day I walk past and think, "What can I do with it? Up close you'd see it's in horrible shape, and pieced very badly.. holes everywhere, and I think she used embroidery floss on some of the parts to sew it together.
I am quite fond of some of the fabric pairings in the quilt, and I keep thinking inspiration will strike me on what to do with it...
I finally got around to playing a little bit with it! Because I have nothing better to do on holiday...right?
I got out my seam ripper, and started taking one of the blocks apart, to see if I could make a pattern from the pieces...
But I like a good challenge...
It's pretty cute!
Now on to this pretty pink and weird brown! This may be one of those "lifetime" projects!
What have I started??
I think it's gorgeous......can't wait to see it finished!ReplyDelete
I have several of those tucked away...I make a good start but then get diverted...squirrel!ReplyDelete
I just love my poorly pieced treasures found at garage sales or thrift stores. I cherish every stitch made as best she could with what was at hand. This lady had a great eye for pairing colors and arranging blocks. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year filled with wonder and adventures. . . . From Lincoln, NEReplyDelete
It makes me smile to think that you are restoring someone's work.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you will turn it into something lovely. I hope you are having a great holiday and all the best for the new year.ReplyDelete
Love it. I have a few of these in my lifetime project bin... LolReplyDelete
i started a similar project, a hexie quilt of my mothers. they're appliqued on a ugly brown polyester/cotton. all done by hand but man she had them sewn to with stand time. I get so excited when i see fabric that i have or have used. the yellow floral i have, think i bought yards of it and used it for my first grandchild's nursery. i still love it and have some bits in my stash.good luck on the projectReplyDelete
I have a few projects like that and should do just as you are, get some nice new background fabric and pick it apart and put it back together..........I think the maker would smile at you finishing that quilt for them.ReplyDelete
This post has touched me! I, too, have a few not-quite-heirloom quilt pieces that I found in the family barn. If only someone would restore it!!! I'll follow along to see how you attack it.ReplyDelete
i personally think it will be worth the effort whenever it gets finished...good job so far!ReplyDelete
That's devotion to an old top if I ever saw it! But more power to you!ReplyDelete
Aww....that will be fun! Some gorgeous fabrics in it.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and Happy New Start!ReplyDelete