Well, this was an interesting project. I don’t often take on the repairing of old quilts, but this comforter was treasured by my cousin. She approached me in the fall of 2019 and her is the story of its coming to life in a new form 2021!
Arrived at my door and taken apart in early 2020. I was sneezing; I washed it….I procrastinated.
Finally, I started pressing and cutting the pieces. The fabric is fragile but I think it will hold up. I found out from my cousin that it was a wedding shower gift for her mother, some 58 years ago! I used to babysit for this cousin and her siblings, so it touched me to be asked to do something.
Together with my cousin we came up with a plan; once I figured out the usable fabric size. I could make 2 1/2″ x 6″ rectangles and get enough for something interesting. Cheryl came up with this design after I sent her a few samples.
I added a few more colors to the design to pull out all the gorgeous shades of greens, blues and purples. Eventually, a top was born.
Then a back was planned.
A quilting design was chosen.
And the quilt was quilted.
And a close up of the quilting.
And the back.
And the quilt at the end of a bed. It looks great and I am really pleased that Cheryl is too.
Here’s what she said on Instagram…
Now, it is your turn to link up your finishes for the month. Before I forget, this was also my OMG and I am pleased that it is done this month. We’re downsizing our apartment in the next few weeks, so there will be blogs but fewer than normal. Normalcy should return for me around March 1. Next week’s hostess for TGIFF is Quilting Gail.
43″ x 63″
Quilting Pantograph: Clamshell Pampas Grass (Anita Schakelford)
Quilting Thread: Superior Thread, So Fine #434 Misty Blue
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Coming Up on the Blog:
Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd – 2/22
Show Your Stripes Blog Hop – 2/24
Sand and Surf – 3/24
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