Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Peaches and Cream
This battered beauty is between fifty and seventy years old, is completely hand pieced and quilted with very fine, tiny stitches. It is badly faded and soiled, however, and is not a particularly rare or valuable example of a wedding ring quilt.
Sometimes I take on a restoration project simply because the piece tugs at my heart. It's obvious that this quilt was loving made and thoroughly used for many years before it was sold to me as a cutter (a quilt that is usually cut to pieces to use the intact portions make pillows, bears, craft items, etc.)
I'm not cutting it up; I'll repair the damaged patchwork and backing and keep it as a teaching piece to demonstrate some of my conservation tricks, and use it occasionally to snuggle under on a cold night.