Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thank you for your help!


A couple of weeks ago I had asked for "help" with mending these worn and frayed hexie flower centers. I received a lot of really good ideas, and appreciated each of them.  I shopped for fabric, thread and talked to a few more people and worked up my courage to get started.  I finished all 22 of them today!
Each of the 22 hexies was shaped a little different, so I had to draw and number each one individually.  Marking and numbering as I went.
Making sure not to mix up each uniquely cut and numbered pattern.  It also meant that I could only work with one hexie at a time.

 I snipped away the frayed linen hexie, pressed the new one and appliqued it on just a thread or two to the outside of the original.
I then had to small stitch quilt each hexie to look like the old ones.  This is something I have never done before, so I found it quite challenging.

Do these two look familiar?  Scroll back up to the top to see the before!  It was a real challenge, but such a joy.  I know that I am making one young lady very happy.  She will be getting her grandmother's antique quilt back in one piece and in good repair!

I hope you enjoyed a look into my journey to restore this gem of a quilt!!

Don't forget about the Lets Get Acquainted New Bloggers Blog Hop over at Plum and June's!
There are so many wonderful new bloggers with fun and creative ideas.  Below is the schedule for the next few weeks.  I encourage each of you to visit them all!!

iday, June 21
Leigh Anne @ Ella's Cottage
Stacey @ The Tilted Quilt
Sarah @ Quilt Candy
Jackie @ NW Patchwork
Erica @ Happy Fabric
Stephanie @ Simple Sewendipity
Lauren @ Seraphym

Friday, June 28
Green @ So Sew Green
Gwendellyn @ The Rainbow Revolts
Jessica @ Stitched In Thyme
Kathy @ Kayak Quilting
Michelle @ Factotum Of Arts
Kris @ Sew Sunshine
Camilla @ Faffling

Friday, July 5
Christa @ Christa Quilts!
Stephanie @ Quarter Incher

Fridau, July 12
Anne @ PlayCrafts
Cath @ Wombat Quilts

Friday, July 19
Alison @ Making Happyness
Ella and Nesta @ Ella & Nesta's Little Room
Nicole @ Modern Handcraft
Aylin @ AyliN-Nilya
Kelsey and Amanda @ Everyday Fray

Friday, July 26
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Emily @ Sew E.T.
Em @ Sewing by Moonlight

10 comments:

Sarah Lizzie said...

Looks amazing Miss Vicki!! Now......you are up to making a completely hand stitched hexie!! ;)

Aoife said...

It worked out so well! The repair is invisible - I'm sure she'll be delighted to get her grandmother's quilt back. Congratulations!!

Deborah said...

Fabulous!! I love seeing your process....both in person and in pictures. Very well done!

Trepmom said...

Bravo,Vicky! You did a phenomenal job on that repair! I'm sure you made someone's day. You are so nice :) (and talented).

CitricSugar said...

They look fantastic! Such a great rescue...

jan said...

These look terrific Vicki! Great job. It makes my heart swell - isnt that silly! xo jan

nerospost said...

Hi! What a treasure that quilt is. I'm happy you found a way to mend it. Thank you for showing, that looks perfect. x Teje

Jackie said...

You did such a wonderful job with the quilt.

Christine Feldstein said...

As you say, it is a gem of a quilt and I admire your work for restoring it!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

h a wonderful restoration!!! Thanks for sharing at TUesday ARchives Vicki!!

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