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southernmema 06-21-2012 05:00 AM


Originally Posted by Stacey (Post 5303255)
I believe every quilt has value. Even the ugly or wonky ones. Because someone, at sometime, put time, energy and love into it. Every quilt tells a story. If you have the time (and patience) to take apart and redo what needs to be redone that would be wonderful. If not, perhaps you know someone that does. It appears from one picture that the stars were hand pieced and possibly at a later time someone else sewed them together by machine. I think you would get a great deal of satisfaction if you were to finish it. But, please don't round file it.

I agree! I would take the sashing off and put new sashing and border. Think it would turn out great! IMHO

fred singer 06-21-2012 05:02 AM

great fabric history

starlite 06-21-2012 05:03 AM

I would make some throw pillows out of it, or maybe a beach throw.

judibel 06-21-2012 05:04 AM

That is an absolute treasure! If you don't want it, I would happily take it off your hands. Send me a PM.

New Kris 06-21-2012 05:08 AM

You could take it apart and frame each block and give to quilter friends as a gift for their quilt space. A little piece of history and inspiration.
I've also seen some lovely primitive christmas ornaments from old star blocks.

pojo 06-21-2012 05:15 AM

I would be glad to get this quilt from you .

mighty 06-21-2012 05:33 AM

Well they tried!

Donnamarie 06-21-2012 05:35 AM

Just finish it up and donate it. Someone who has nothing will love it. They won't care about points not matching.

funcupl 06-21-2012 05:35 AM

Use it as an example of what not to do....LOL!!! Love it....you made me chuckle...see it did do some good!
Claudia

Baloonatic 06-21-2012 05:49 AM

I was given an old quilt once, I donated it to a private school for their fundraising auction and it brought in $275!! Or you could donate it to a guild who will finish it and donate it to a charity.
If it were mine, I might replace the border with a single fabric. I think it is adorable, and possibly someone's first attempt at the star pattern :)


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