I am linking up with Sew Bitter Sweet Designs
for August's A Lovely Year of Finishes. I have this beautiful Irish Chain quilt top that I have to totally deconstruct and put back together.
It has been made by at least 3 people. Parts (mostly the 2" squares) are hand pieced, with 1/16" seams, some parts by a sewing machine with awful tension problems and one sewing machine that had great tension. It currently is 68x62...it will be interesting to see what size it ends up with 1/4" seams! I'm getting to spend quality time with my seam ripper this month!!
About 25-30 places where it was hand pieced were coming apart and many other places were fraying really badly.
I want to have this quilt used when I am finished with it and I'm afraid it would fall apart with the first wash.
This is a lot of work.......so kudos to you for repairing the quilt! Is it a family heirloom?
Wow, that's quite a project! It looks so lovely from a distance, though. It will be worth it when you're finished. I never took apart a quilt, but I did take some blocks apart ... and I put one back together, it's so lovely! I have to think about where they are, because I should finish that, now that the hard work is done!
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