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Quilt Top is Not Destined for the Scrap Bag!

I wanted to see what this quilt top would look like if the sunbursts were removed. (see my previous post for Oct 13 ) While it is a unique arrangement, they make the quilt visually very busy and a bit overwhelming. 164 more words

Quilts

Preserve the Quilt's Integrity or Make it Useful?

This is my current project. It is a quilt top, waiting to be made into a quilt. However the fabric seems very old and there are condition issues. 482 more words

Quilts

Sunbonnet Sue, My Quilting Teacher

For the past four or five years, I’ve taken an interest in quilting and sewing, and had many futile attempts thereof.

After my grandma passed, I inherited her two quilt tops, sewing machine, and other sewing supplies. 657 more words

Life

Quilts as Storytellers

This Tree of Life quilt, circa 1850-1875, has a new chapter to it’s story. I date it thus because red and green quilts were very popular during that period, plus the tiny stitching and materials support my supposition. 283 more words

Hand Stitched

Tree of Life

Let  me share a picture of the quilt that was brought to me yesterday for repairs.The provenance is unclear, but it is fairly old, made in either Alabama or Mississippi. 67 more words

Hand Stitched

Rag Bag Quilt Top Repair

Working on the Rag Bag Quilt Top today!  Replacing and sewing over fabrics with damage.  I dipped into my civil war reproductions stash to find some close matches, and pieces that would go with the existing fabrics. 101 more words

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So these old quilts….

You gotta love them. I like touching them and folding them and trying to determine what period the fabrics must be from. 226 more words