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!