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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Friends as relatives



This is Fleur's expression whenever I get my quilting supplies out!


No Mom, not again!


This nearly 100 year old quilt is in astonishingly poor condition and I have undertaken to restore it.  I decided to ask family members to contribute fabric to  be used on the quilt.

Most of my family is deceased, and so I decided to expand the family circle to include friend "sisters".

This post is about the fabric donated by my "sister" Sandy.

See the torn fabric in the blue square
template I made as a pattern for replacement
Pink and black fabric is to be appliqued over torn fabric
Finished applique after being quilted
This lovely fabric will be used in other areas, but I didn't want to wait to show everyone the first part!


I wish you folks would give me ideas on how I can include my pets as family and therefore include them in the quilt.

13 comments:

  1. I've seen people use pictures put onto fabric for quilts, but not sure if that would go so well with this lovely quilt!

    Maura

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    1. Do you remember how they put the pictures onto the Quilt?

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    2. Well, I have never done it, but I know you can get pictures put on shirts at Walmart, so I am sure there are photo places that can transfer a digital picture onto a piece of fabric. Now I was thinking, you can transfer a picture onto fabric and then cut it, perhaps just showing a dog's eye or coat coloring??? so it doesn't look gaudy! Just a small piece of fabric perhaps as a patch?

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  2. What a beautiful quilt, a real antique and well worth restoring.
    Lynne x

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    1. Thanks, Lynne
      I really am enjoying this experience of restoring the quilt

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  3. Loving the quilt. How about putting your fur babies names on the quilt?)

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    1. Sue, how do you recommend that their names be applied?

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  4. The quilt is beautiful--and Fleur's expression is priceless!

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    1. Thanks for both parts of the comment!

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  5. You could do some embroidery work and put their names on some fabric. If you feel really brave, you could get some fabric paint and dip their paws in it, then have them step on it. If you did it outside and had a pool or some washcloths handy to wipe the paint off, it could be a neat look. You could also take a little fabric from a favorite collar or coat they had and stitch it in. We donated one of Lilac's old pairs of jammies to a memorial quilt someone made a few years ago. Jane Walker makes beautiful fabric that has Greyhound patterns, too, if you wanted to go that route to include them. http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/artbyjanewalker

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    1. Thanks, Houndstooth! I did look at the fabric site and ordered some. I may embroider on the greyt fabric with their names.

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  6. Ha, that is what my fur kids say when they see my jewelry beading totes come out. :) That fabric is unique and fits perfectly! It is also great that it has a lovely meaning. :)

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  7. That is so cool that you've gotten fabric contributions from family/friends. You are doing a great job!

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