Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Another Vintage Quilt Repair

I had the privilege of repairing another vintage quilt!

This is actually a coverlet, and was purchased at an estate sale by a woman who loves butterflies.

Even though it was terribly worn, she still was drawn to it.  It wasn't cost efficient to replace all the worn binding that covered the seams, so I simply repaired any holes or seams that had opened.

It's always fun to see another vintage quilt, and it was very heart warming to know that it will be treasured by another generation!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vintage Quilt Repair


I had the privilege of repairing this vintage/antique quilt today.

And, I had the fun of informing my customer just how old this quilt could be!  

While I'm no expert on dating quilts, it was pretty clear to me that the top was pieced from fabrics from the 1800's, and that the back was pieced from several feedsacks, so it definitely has some age to it.

It's amazing what this quilt had just been through, including being washed in the washing machine (not even on delicate cycle!) and tumble dried with dryer sheets (cringe!!!), as the owner had no idea how old or fragile her "blanket" was!!


Monday, June 2, 2014

Yo Yo Love!

Isn't this cheery?!  My friend Leann asked me to make a pillow sham out of these sweet yo yo's...

... for a beach-themed guest room.  She did all the hard work; I simply added some scrappy piping and an envelope backing.