Is it Turquoise Sunday already again? Okay, I made up Turquoise Sunday, and I'm not really sure how long I can post new turquoise things. But, anyway, I thought of this quilt. I know that it came from my maternal great grandmother. I love it and have always planned to restore it. I have a perfect piece of brown fabric to replace all the brown squares that have disintegrated and I got the perfect 5 yards of turquoise heavy cotton for the back. But, when I unfolded it today and saw how bad a shape it is in, I realized this is probably the best it's going to get. Anyway, even if I don't fix it, I'll continue to love it to death.
If you've followed my blog, you've heard the story of the quilt that was put under the car to change the oil and it has a huge black oil stain on the back. The plan was to cut that out and reback the quilt, then replace the brown squares on the front and requilt it next to the original quilting. But, see all those half squares around the blocks? Those are all brown and they're all shredded. It's a shame, but that's what happens when there are so many quilts in a family. Some of them end up misused.
Take care, have a great Sunday, and I'll see you on the webpage. Lane