Monday, June 3, 2019
Back to Work
Well the judging is finished and the quilts are all hung at the library, so it's time to get some serious work done. This is the next commission piece. One very huge tumbler quilt - hand pieced! Just soak in that scrappy goodness and notice all of those bubblegum pinks. Mixed mostly with browns, but a sprinkle of fun color here and there.
This quilt top was made by the young man's grandmother and somewhere along the way an aunt tied this quilt. She used a rather odd piece for the back, but they want to keep it because of the 'family' character of it - I gather the aunt was a bit odd too. The problem is the 'batting' is a wool blanket that is folded in half and was not laid square with the quilt top. So one - it is one very heavy quilt! Two, they want it bound for a smoother finish to help preserve it. Being that the blanket is kiltered, I will be adding a piece of old wool blanketing of same weight around the edge to bring it out to full size. They picked out one of my reproduction browns to use as a binding and then that will get attached.
I am loving that these younger generations are taking pride in the heritage of these wonderful old quilts being brought to me. Learning of their past 'hands' has been a treasure and I am happy to help them in preserving these gems.