"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4
Thursday, October 28, 2010
What I'm working on......
Jodie, I must apologize if it seems like I misled you. I said that I wasn't taking anymore commissions for awhile, but this one was a special family request.
My daughter's mother-in-law asked me if I would see what I could do about helping to halt the damage occuring on a quilt that she inherited from her grandmother. It was a wedding gift to THAT grandmother from HER grandmother on her wedding day. That means that for my grandchildren, this quilt goes back 6 generations in their family on their Daddy' side.
The quilt has never been washed,
but some of the fabrics are fraying.
Also, termites found their way to the back of the quilt, when it was in storage, and have chewed a couple of small holes there.
I am currently in the process of appliqueing strips of tulle over the fraying fabrics so that they are still visible, but are contained to prevent further fabric loss.
This one dotted fabric is frayed everywhere that it appears in the quilt. But it shows up nicely through the tulle that is overlayed upon it.
This green fabric is another one that is frayed wherever it was used.
I left this photo bigger so that you could click on it
and view the finished, repaired block much more closely.
I am planning, LORD willing, to make a label for the back that will cover some of the termite damage, while at the same time adding a record of the history of the quilt. Sandra, Kelley's mother-in-law, was able to buy a fat-quarter of solid red that almost exactly matches the quilt's backing. This was no small feat, since the quilt was made in 1932 or before.