Thursday, July 10, 2014

A real memory quilt

This quilt came with issues.  I was prepared; the customer told me the blocks  had been hand pieced by her mother when she was old and unwell. It was made from old family clothing scraps collected over the decades and it had everything in it: old feedsack prints, cottons from the 50's, bright psychedelic prints from the 60's, flocked cotton, wool, double knit, madras, seersucker - you name it! A real memory quilt.


Because of the wacky piecing and crooked seams we agreed an edge to edge design was the best choice.  I did overall feathers which give good coverage and ate up all the excess fabric in the borders and some blocks.

The end result lay flat and looked nice. 


This is what $1000 worth of Wonderfil thread looks like.  I placed an order using the gift certificates I won at MQS last spring and it just arrived.  Lots of Invisifil, many colors of their metallic and hologram thread and the wonderfully named Spagetti, a 12 wt. cotton thread.

My thanks to Wonderfil - I do like their thread!


  1. Wow you are a miracle worker! You chose well. It's always a tricky one when you get quilts like that, there are endless problems with them, but you can see someone has loved it, & there is always a story behind them. I am sure this quilt will now be used & treasured

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