I've finished the butterfly quilt inspired by the one I inherited from Grandma.
Can you tell which one I just finished?
81 x 90
Hand appliqued and hand quilted
Grandma's was made of old clothes
Mine is made of 30s reproduction fabrics
Grandma's hand quilting....
...my hand quilting...
...grandma's butterflies (she has an extra antennae and some have some french knot eyes)...
I honestly didn't know if I would ever complete this.
I want to thank the folks I've met every Slow Stitching Sunday at Kathy's Quilts. They have some inspirational quilting applique skills, have been very encouraging and I've picked up some hand quilting tips.
And now I have to decide if I should keep Grandma's quilt as is or try to repair it.
Somewhere along the way someone machine stitched around some of the butterflies where the fabric had some loose. Also, the muslin fabrics are showing signs of foxing. I'm thinking the quilt will just continue to deteriorate.
So, as I mentioned, I'm torn between storing it away as is or repairing it. By "repair it" I'm thinking I would just save the butterflies and applique them to new Kona Snow backgrounds and add new Kona Spring sashings and then hand quilt it.
What would you do?