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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

My name’s Linda and…….

I’m addicted to saving quilts.

This quilt came into the opshop that I volunteer for.

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The usual sad story – wool batting that has been given a nice hot wash.

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Look at the lovely applique. The quilt top was in  good order – well worth restoring.Perhaps it wasn’t used much after the disastrous wash.I always feel so sad when something like this gets sent to the Opshop. Hours of hours of work stitching all that applique. It even has a name on it. Double sad, Sam doesn’t get to keep his baby quilt.

All un quilted, new back prepared:

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I was lucky to find this very appropriate fabric in my stash:

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A little bit of cat scanning, very important part of the process:

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A little re stitching to do:

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Sam replaced with buzz – sorry Sam:

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All re stitched and ready to buzz out of here:

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I guess it’s official – I’m a quilt restorer! Send your worn and weary quilts to me – I will refresh them.

Thanks for coming by.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for restoring this cutie. Sam's loss is your gain.

    The backing fabric is absolutely perfect, too. Great job!

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  2. Quilt restoration!! Can you do worn and weary bodies too?? You work miracles, I like the new name of "Buzz".Clever hands, Linda. Cheers from Jean.

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  3. What a fabulous find! You have a done a great job of resorting a lovely quilt. wouldn't it be fun if it found its way back to Sam!

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  4. Wonderful restoration - well worth the effort. It looks fantastic.

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  5. That must have been very painstaking, Linda, and it looks terrific. Obviously, you have a lot of patience.

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  6. Great job and the quilt now looks fantastic. Take care.

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  7. You really are a whizz at this sort of thing Linda. You took that quilt from drab to fab!

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  8. What a lucky find - and a great restoration job. Good on you, Linda.

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  9. It looks wonderful, and what a change your dedication made. It is nice to see it restored, because you know someone cared when it was made, somehow it just got lost. Great job.

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  10. Really really awesome and hmmmmm do you really want to restore my tired quilt?

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  11. So wonderful to see you have rescued this poor baby, it looks fantastic. How sad to think that it became 'lost' when someone had put so much work and love into it.......

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