Fun in my fabric world....

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Renovating: the fabric edition

Well, the renovating continues, BUT this time it is a fabric version just for a bit of variety.


Whilst in Houston, Loz and I found some vintage Dresden plates in need of some love and care. They had apparently been made by a quilter 60+ years ago, but with only 20 wedges when in fact they needed to be composed of 26 wedges in order for them to sit flat...oops! In frustration (we have all been there!) they were tossed in the back of a cupboard.


So Loz and I decided to rescue some, renovate and then give them a new home. Buying a couple of extras, I have been able to make four complete Dresden's and am now ready to appliqué them onto this check. I decided to re-stitch the seams by machine, keeping the original stitching.


Still toying with centres at present. Just need to keep removing an interested fluff ball!


Cardygirl xx

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19 comments:

shez said...

these look great Alison,glad it was you and Loz that found them,your pussy cat is funny sitting in the middle of them.xx

Susan said...

I hope that happens to some of my mistakes that are in the back of the cupboard! They look lovely.

Siobhán said...

That is so nice that the quilt blocks are finding a new home! I love what you've done with them--they look great on that background!

Marg said...

That's a lovely idea, they are looking good.

Fairy Floss Stitches said...

They look great!..I notice Aris is giving them a cat scan! Xx

Lorraine said...

They look great!! Mine are still waiting to be rescued and renovated........I hope I did my sums right - I was pretty confused trying to work out how many blocks I had to get to be able to make four complete blocks...even writing it Is hard!!

gracie said...

What a great project....

Shay said...

Im so glad you brought them back across the sea and made them look beautiful. It would have a been a great pity if they stayed as bits of fabric never to be used.

You did an awesome job!

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Very pretty! I have eight blocks from a distant relative very similar to these. They are appliquéd onto very thin muslin. I ponder what to do with them to keep the original beauty. Please keep showing us how you put these together and maybe I will know what to do! Thanks!!

Sue SA said...

What a lovely outcome for an antique UFO!

Deb R said...

I love your choice of background fabric, lovely to recycle some much loved blocks.

Too many eggs said...

they look great, what an amazing story this quilt already has

why do pets always sit on layer out blocks on the floor?my dog does it all the time

Fiona said...

oh wow.. I love the idea of that and so glad you rescued those ... how fun...
Hugz

Ann Marie said...

Glad you've gotten a chance to stitch again. Blocks look great. I commend you for fixing them. I have enough issues with my own projects. Can't imagine taking on someone else's. ;)

Lynda said...

Such a lovely souvenir of your trip.

Jenny said...

I am sure these little lost plates will appreciate the love and attention

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

WOW! They look fantastic

Cheryl said...

Love what you are doing with those rescued blocks. If they could only talk to tell their history!! Great job, and a great rememberance of your trip.

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