Monday, November 23, 2020

Restoration Underway!

This is my Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt from 2009 called Carolina Christmas. I love this quilt...alot!

I modified it by adding plain sashing strips. It was longarm quilted using wool batting so it's very cozy and has a lovely drape to it.

It also has some damage and it doesn’t quite fit my king sized bed so I wondered if I should part with it and list it in my Etsy shop with the others. A lot of the stitches that the longarm quilter used are coming undone randomly all over the quilt and now that I've got my own longarm I'd really like to change the quilting design. I will miss the wool batting used but it's not a deal breaker and it's replaceable.

I also noted that one of my dear doggies chewed a corner.

The bottom line is I can’t sell it for what it's worth and I'm not really sure I want to. As of an hour ago I made the crazy decision to restore it. I’m going to start by unpicking all her stitching then I will remove the binding and add another border and then requilt it. Call me crazy but I love this quilt too much to get rid of it.

This meme is so funny. My day started with cleaning my sewing room and now look what I'm doing! I found this treasure and have a new project now...a restoration project!

I have no deadline for this restoration so you may want to check back frequently for updates. Tonight you will find me and my stitch ripper in front of the TV in restoration mode.

Happily unstitchingly yours,