Slow Sunday Stitching

Last weekend Mr. Wonderful and I went to a local antique festival. I picked up this adorable little quilt.

These tiny embroidered pieces had me smitten.

But it was dirty and stained. This is what the back looked like AFTER soaking.

I decided to take it apart and discard the backing and blanket but that had been used as batting. That was a good call; the backing tore like tissue paper when I removed it. Just look at those beautiful stitches inside!

I looked through my vintage feedsacks for a backing and decided to use this piece. It was two sacks sewn together with the edges hemmed. Perhaps it was used as a table cloth? it has this beautiful repair on it.

Hand quilting has begun. I’m keeping it simple. The top still has stains, but I feel this charming piece deserves a new lease on life.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Slow Sunday Stitching

  1. jean fletcher says:

    Beautiful ’30’s quilt gets new lease on life!

  2. Sue H says:

    Katy, you are doing that little quilt such a wonderful favor. It lives again and is beautiful! I love all the little embroideries too.

  3. I have never seen one quite like that. Well done!

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