Quote for the Day:
“Focus on the journey, not the destination.
Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.”
Over this past week, I've finished another customer's project. This time it was just replacing the binding on a vintage quilt.
A lady contacted the local quilt store in Clarksburg, and asked if there was anyone that could do repairs to the applique and binding on some vintage quilts that an aunt had made. Janet, the quilt store owner, contacted me and asked if I was interested. I contacted the lady and told her that I didn't do applique, but I would gladly repair the binding.
I met up with her and talked with her about the quilt. These quilts were made from a kit back in the 1930's-40's and the fabrics are all solids. It was going to be difficult to "match" the solid blue. She insisted that she didn't want a reproduction print used because she wanted it to look like the original, so that greatly decreased the options of fabric to use.
I was able to find ONE fabric that matched...a sky-blue batik. And wouldn't you know...there was only 1 1/4 yards left on the bolt...it would take 3/4-1 yard for the scalloped binding. Wow. That was close! LOL
The old binding came off easily because it wasn't put on well to begin with. From there, I just added the binding to the front of the quilt by machine, as usual, flipped it over to the back and hand stitched it down.
Here's a picture of the new binding up close to the original blue fabric that was also used for the scallop in the middle of the quilt.
I think it's a pretty close match! :)
The applique still needs repaired, but she'll need to find someone else to do that. Are any of you local quilters interested in doing the repairs??? Let me know if you are and I'll put you in touch with the customer. :)
Since I don't have a quilt in the frame right now, we are taking this opportunity to start the switch-a-roo of rooms upstairs. First step is to move our bed into what used to be Erin's-room-turned-quilting-room. I've purchased a rug this week to put down on the hardwood floor and it is currently in there "relaxing". It'll take a few days for the roll-up marks to relax out of the rug so it will lay flat.
Until then, we've got heavy items around the edges, coaxing them to lay flat! LOL
I'll post more pictures as the transformation takes place! :)