Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Playing with Quilts




I have some old quilts that have been in the family for years. They are worn and torn, but they still have some nice old fabrics in them, and some interesting patterns. I decided to cut out the good parts and do something with them. I've been embroidering around the designs to bring out the colors. Now what do I do with them? Do I make framed fabric pictures? Do I make pillows? Do I piece them all together to make a new quilt? I enjoy the creative part, but what about the practical part? How do I use them?

4 comments:

anya said...

Many years ago, my sister faced the same dilemma with a beautiful old pastel quilt, much like yours with a white back ground. The quilt had been embroidered with hundreds of plump french knots. She cut the quilt into Christmas stockings for my little family and hers...6 of us. I still treasure those beautiful stockings.

Natalie said...

So many possibilities. I am sure you will hit up on the right one, and I hope you'll share the finished project.

Susan said...

I love the idea of a new quilt made from lovingly cared for and restored quilt pieces. I'm sure you'll decide the perfect thing ...
xo, S & the gang.

judy in ky said...

Thanks ladies, and I will share with you whatever I decide to do with it.