New Life for a Worn Quilt by Charwirfs

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-12-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-03-28T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

My friend asked me if I could restore her tattered quilt, a 1930's Dresden Plate. It was made by her grandmother for a wedding gift to her mother. She recalled the many years it was on her mothers bed and how she and her brother caught Heck for jumping on it. Sadly it was in tatters, but one Dresden Plate block in the corner was in fair shape. I told her I would make her a wall hanging out of the block and she agreed. First up was to wash the block. I replaced 4 plate panels where the fabric had disappeared. The center needed repair too, but I did not want to cover the quilting so I added LazyDaisy embroidery stitches over the surface to span holes and reinforce the fabric. With a new binding and a cute wire hanger she was thrilled with the results.

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Loves

Joke

Comments

HawkFan

What a nice thing you did for your friend. It looks fantastic!

Charwirfs

Thank you HawkFan . I go to her for massages and she has healing hands. It was my thank you to her for relieving much of my pain as well as for others. We have become close friends. A few days after I gave it to her, she sent me flowers.

Readerowl

The lazy daisy stitches look perfect for the block, and the new wedges fit in very well. So sweet! Made my day.

True

What a lovely way to save a piece of her past! Truly kind and so pretty:-)

Charwirfs

Thank you Readerowl . The hardest part was finding fabric that fit in with the older faded fabrics. Many reproduction 30's fabrics are way too bright. But good ol' JoAnne's had one that almost matched the original. I am glad you enjoyed viewing this post.

Charwirfs

Thank you True .

Mymble

It's beautiful- you did such an amazing job giving it a new life, and what a wonderful thing to do for your friend.

Charwirfs

Mymble Thank you.

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