Monday, October 13, 2014

Antique-ish quilts

I have a friend who does Estate Sales, She and her business partner are just amazing. They go in and clean up these estates and get everything sold and ready for the families - it is quite impressive.

Every once in a while she rescues a forgotten quilt top and works some magic on it. Sometimes she finds blocks - sometimes partial tops.... sometimes doozies - but she turns them into snuggles of love.

The latest one was so adorable. It is ALL hand pieced, scissor cut squares , We think it was from remnants of her children's clothing. They are all juvenile fabrics.
What it looked like on the machine - all the excess the would
need to be worked it ;-)




Upon inspection, we knew it was going to have some stretch - the fabrics were a combination of cottons, flannels, and a few little stretchy ones in there.

Before any of you ugh ( grin) remember - we were not finishing it for show - we were finishing it for the cuddles and the history.




And Ta da - I worked a lot of lines, a lot of squiggles, and ... got it to lay relatively flat with relatively square edges ;-)   The orange squares were left flopping ( or flapping) and my client thought she would straighten that line so it is easy to bind !



Ta da!!

PS - Need a quilt finished ( quilted) soon - contact me - I am currently at a two week turnaround .

10 comments:

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

You turned that quilt top into one great looking quilt top! The texture your quilting added is truly amazing and makes the top come alive. What a sweet quilt!

Michele said...

Wow. That really looks great. It just shows that it isn't impossible.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Beautiful job on this quilt. Getting them flat and square can be tough!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Perfect rescue!!!

Maartje Quilt said...

Awesome. You did a great job. I love the colors.
Love from Amsterdam

Christine Feldstein said...

Very beautiful restored!

phxquilt said...

phenominal quilting! Looks lovely.

Missy Shay said...

The top looks great now!

SuperMomNoCape said...

I love that your friend rescues quilts and pieces of unfinished quilts. You did an amazing job on the quilting.

Kate said...

Beautifully done! You worked quite a magic trick on that one, but it is so worth it.