Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quilt Repair

Gentleman who bought the last quilt I sold had a surprise for me last weekend. He brought over a quilt that had been his from when he was a child. His mom was moving out of the family homestead and was dividing up the possessions and came across this quilt, so of course she asked him if he wanted it.
He brought it over Saturday to see if it could be repaired, in the process of him using it, he caught it on the edge of the bed and some of the stars had started to come loose.
I don't usually want to take on this kind of job, and the big reason being, they are usually family heirlooms, and I am afraid of lessening the value of the quilt by doing modern repairs to a obvious antique quilt, but he really wants to put it back on his bed. So we are doing a quilt repair, all by hand, which is not that big of a deal, I Love doing hand work, which if anybody really knows me, knows that I particularly love English Paper Pieced Hexagons. I promise to load a finish photo when this beauty is finished. I am just about half way done with it at this point.
Then we move on to another quilt order for a queen size quilt with wolves, which will be placed in a Adirondack summer home up near Saranac Lake.

10 comments:

  1. Hand repairing an heirloom quilt is a labor of love!!

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  2. I think that it is magnificent that he has been reunited with his childhood quilt. The value to him is being able to use and enjoy it again - which I am sure is priceless. How wonderful that you will make that happen for him!
    Amy

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  3. It's wonderful that you are able to repair it for him! Good luck with the new order as well. You are busy!

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  4. Wow, I know this is a lot of work!! have fun.

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  5. uniquecozytreasures- I just love quilts.

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  6. Enjoy! I know it will be beautiful quilt when you are finished!

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  7. Wew more power to you...I can't sew by hand or by machine, but I will vouch that I am a lover of heirloom quilts. Good Luck on the repair :)

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  8. That's great you'll be repairing someone's quilt! It doesn't lessen the value when it's priceless! My mother crochets and actually fixed an afghan her mother gave to my mom's nephew. It's nice to be able to replace something that holds memories for others.

    Krystal - http://bellystickers.blogspot.com/
    Following from promotional frenzy

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  9. It's great you're able to make the repairs for him. I had a quilt repaired made by my husbands aunt (we received as a wedding gift). It was worth more to me to be able to use it..Not something that I would ever think of selling

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  10. Wow, what an honor to work on this project. Do have fun with it. I didn't realize that quilts become 'heirloom' items, interesting

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