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A new but old quilt

Old 03-29-2021, 06:57 AM
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Many years ago I purchased this quilt top in an antique shop in PA, I was intrigued by it due to it being completely hand sewn. I laundered it then put it away for a while. Last year I decided it was time to get it quilted but when I laid it out to begin the basting process it was apparent it wasn't going to lay flat. So, with not much else to do last year, I deconstructed it down to the 1/2 square triangle pieces, resized everything, then machine sewed it back together. Of course once I did that, the size was a bit smaller which meant adding more borders to it than it originally had. I wanted to frame it with a fabric similar in color to the blue in it but just try to find something that looks close to the 60+ year old fabric, no such luck. My husband suggested the navy so that's what I went with. Overall I'm pleased with the final and very happy to have left some of the original maker's hand piecing. Thanks for looking.
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Old 03-29-2021, 07:53 AM
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What a lot of work, but the result sure is pretty! I love the quilting on it, too.
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The first quilt maker would be thrilled to see what you have done, and congratulations to you for doing it. I admire your willingness to deconstruct and reconstruct. It inspires me to finish a quilt I've been procrastinating about that will be far less work than you have done.
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Old 03-29-2021, 09:19 AM
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What a beauty! You did a great job reconstructing this quilt. A definite labor of love.
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Old 03-29-2021, 11:04 AM
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well if you did all that, you did a wonderful job. It is a lovely quilt and very worth saving. the added borders look great! smart hubby.
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Old 03-29-2021, 12:34 PM
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Looks great even if it was a ton of work!
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Old 03-29-2021, 01:04 PM
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Wow, how pretty, you did an amazing job.
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Old 03-29-2021, 04:04 PM
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Very pretty and looks great.
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Old 03-29-2021, 05:22 PM
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Wow! That was a lot of work, but it sure paid off. That's a pretty quilt.
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Very very nice and you did a lot of work on this!
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