Friday, January 7, 2011

Quilt Restoration...

Wow.  take a closer look at that picture.  do you notice all the tears? 

This blanket was made for my husband when he was just a little boy.  It's huge, it's snuggly and the fabric is all soft and worn.  Trouble was, a couple years ago, it started ripping at, like every seam.  the inner batting had all dissolved, so now it was lumpy and stuffing was falling out of all of its holes.  I put it lovingly in the back of the closet, for a later date, to do something with.  Well, I recently pulled it out of the closet to inspect, and have now started work on restoring it.  I lovingly took out all the seams around the edges, separating the front and backing, as well as all the loose stuffing in the middle.  Now, I have a front, that is very damaged, a back that isn't really damaged, and the border, which I managed to salvage as well.  Now, I'm pinning seams, snipping extra threads and getting it ready for repair.  Soon, I'll start sewing on it.  Eventually, I'm going to have to find a couple pieces of fabric that sort of match to replace a few of the missing bits.  I hope to give the final restored quilt to my husband for his birthday in July.  I won't be able to work on it very often, because I want it to be a surprise... but expect updates whenever I get work done on it!  :)


  1. Lori,
    You can photocopy the fabric you need to replace if you have a good piece elsewhere in the quilt and then print it on fabric and it will be hard to tell the difference. Let me know if you need help.

  2. candace- i had no idea I could do that! I will definitely need your help! I know enough to be able to sew it all together, but I was really worried about what I was going to do about the squares that were missing pieces.