Quilt Repairs & Restorations
Some quilts need a little "face lift" as they get older to help keep them going strong for a lot more years. Others need
immediate repair because of the age old excuse, "my dog ate it." Whatever your quilt needs can be found at Quilted
Lovelies. Below is a portfolio of restorations, transformations and repairs completed over the years.
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Grandmother's Flower Garden
My grandmother made Flower Garden quilts for all her children when they were freshly married. Each hexagon was hand
cut, and no two flowers were the same. She used up every piece of scrap fabric she could find, and some of the
neighbors’ too. Grandmother even made flowers from my grandpa’s old boxer shorts! This quilt belongs to my aunt
whose is a master quilter herself, and was made before I was born.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
Close-up views of the
quilt. It's so frail, that I
think it has reached
the point of displaying
it only on special
occasions.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
Damaged flower
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
One of the
boxer shorts
flowers.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
A new flower
pinned and basted
over a damaged
one, left. Applique
complete, right.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
One of the undamaged flowers.
My aunt said the print used to be
one of her dresses. I would have
loved to have seen it!
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
Ta-da! A "new" quilt. There are 72 flowers, and 12 needed replacing. While I was marking the flowers that needed to
be fixed, I noticed the binding needed a lot of TLC too (above left). However, Grandmother bound each side of the
outer hexagons with its own separate miter. Can you imagine hand sewing the binding to the quilt 1" at a time, then
mitering? My mind reeled. Before I fainted completely away, I asked my aunt if she wanted me to replace the
binding too. Luckily for my heart, she said no because it would be too hard to match the fabric. What was left of my
sanity thanked her.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Restoration
Beloved Grandmother
Meet the quilter: my
grandmother in 1943.
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