Monday, February 01, 2010

UFO or WiP


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Today I went to my friend Kate’s  house. We decided to work on repairing an old quilt for her MIL. When I got there, I set my basket with a crochet project down on the floor, & Camille, the dog decided to check out my funky yarn.

Ginger the cat held the quilt in place for use while we worked on it.

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It had one particular square, that was in the worst shape & in need of repair. The green triangles were splitting.  Kate had found a good match, & we cut triangles to lay over the broken ones,

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Then appliquéd & hand quilted them down.

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Our friend Jeannie Smith came over too, & helped. It was good to get together with old friends. We think we should make it a monthly happening, & work on those projects that we have started but never take time to finish. Kate has another quilt that needs repair, we’ll fix next.

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On my way home, I stopped to say hi to my friend the Raven too!


paula, the quilter said...

Yesterday, I posted about repairing a quilt that got chewed by a dog. Great minds!

Delighted Hands said...

I like repairing the old, too! Nice job on the repair. Chores become fun when you have friends to share it!

Rian said...

Sounds like a delightful day. I like the picture of Mr. Raven. He must surely be a harbinger of good things to come.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Nice to give that quilt a "face" lift. I didn't hand quilt the wall hanging because I didn't think I would be able to get the needle through the wool felt and I wasn't very happy how it flowed through the machine. Also I wanted it finished for the lecture at Pals last Monday.
I asked Kay about the new quilt shop, a new owner took over the shop in New Era, her name is Kathy Chesney (her married name?).

Jane said...

A mend on an old quilt justadds even more love to it, looks like you did a great job matching up... the "yanimals" helping was too cute