New project

Now that my challenge entry is complete, I’m ready for a lighthearted project!

A few weeks ago my Mom asked me about repairing one of my great-grandmother’s quilts.   When she passed away our family inherited three of her quilts.   We’ve had them since I was a little girl and I’ve always loved them.    I had picnics on them, snuggled to read books and used them to build forts.  Sweet memories.

Of course, I love them even more now that I can appreciate the work that went into making them.   Each one is pieced, appliqued and quilted by hand.    They are old-fashioned, but so beautiful to me.

I sat down that night to see the damage and eek.  It’s a mess!

Its got holes, missing stitching and the batting is practically disintegrated.

Repairing is pretty much out of the question so I’ve decided to re-create and update with some modern fabric!  I broke out my trusty Kona color card and they had the perfect match for the greens.    I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop and  the fabric arrived yesterday.   I am a sucker for good presentation and packaging.

Some other fabrics may have ‘accidentally’ hopped in the cart too….  I picked up some Freebird Ovals in sky and geranium and some Innocent Crush (there are a few prints left and they’re still on sale!)

Tonight I’ll be cutting leaves.  Can’t wait to update as the quilt progresses!


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  • I love that I’m not the only one with extra fabric that just happened to jump in the bag. How precious and heartfelt that you are going to re-create some memories.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Love this post. I have a quilt from my grandmother too and I love it although it is so 70s. Sounds like yours is very special. Love that you are recreating it. What a great idea. I can’t wait to see it finished. I can’t imagine piecing a quilt by hand- oh my! Thank goodness for sewing machines!

    Love your fabric you got- those ovals are great.

    • Thank you! I haven’t told my Mom that I’m making a new one, so I know she’ll be excited too. I love that maybe many years down the road my great-grandchildren might get to enjoy the quilts I have made. (many many years down the road, lol!)ReplyCancel

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