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Saturday, April 6, 2013

A quilt well rescued

I've mentioned rescue quilts from time to time.Quilt tops pieced but never quilted. My sister Jan is extremely fond of rescuing quilts, and quilting them.  She says some one's grandma is smiling in heaven, "Look, Ethel, look  That quilt is finished and can be used on a bed!"

Jan's friend Patty found an embroidered quilt top at a flea market.  It's a very large quilt, two embroidered panels, very well done.  Jan set aside a week to quilt the top.  Patty entered it in a regional show that the three of us went to today.


Some one's grandma is extremely pleased;


A kind lady with a good eye rescued the top,


And took it to an excellent quilter.

The quilt is quite white; the flourescent lights make is appear more yellow.


17 comments:

  1. Beautiful! So much work. I love the concept of rescuing the beautiful needlework. Pity you don't know more of the history.

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  2. The expert quilting certainly does the needlework justice. Beautiful job.

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  3. That is a gorgeous quilt. Fabulous save. I have a quilt top here I should send to y'all that was my aunts.

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  4. That is some beautiful quilting!

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  5. Oh. My. God. to hell with the embroidery. look at that amazing quilting!

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    1. Two of Jan's own quilts took first prizes, but this one she quilted for Patty took best of show.

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  6. This is just stunning. I have a special fondness for embroidery, partly because it was the first handcraft I learned and partly just because I enjoy doing it. And that quilting!! So detailed, and complements the embroidery so well.

    Will you be showing us Janice's own quilts as well? Hope so :)

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  7. That is simply sublime. Someone's granny is doing a very happy dance. Best of show? Wow. Totally deserved.

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  8. Wow! That is so exquisite!!! It just amazes me to see how much work has gone into creating that masterpiece.

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  9. Having just made a terrible job of repairing a hole in a pair of gloves, I have no idea how people make such beautiful things with needle and thread.

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  10. All those little rose swirls and the ferny leaves...is that the quilting Janice did? I'm stunned by the beauty and the amount of work. It's truly enchanting. I'm so glad it was rescued and came to Janice.

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  11. amazingly beautiful and wonderful quilting, and super it was rescued. I have a king sized reversible levi and red star quilt I've never put together. I made it in the late 1970s, one of these days, the task is daunting. I used to do pieced quilts before there were rotary cutters and hand made my own cardboard templates. Guess I had more patience back then. Ha.

    here's the link so you can see it spread out on my bed. Maybe Jan would like to see it too.

    http://bluestarrgallery.blogspot.com/2011/03/levi-ambition.html

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    1. Perhaps it's destined to be some future generation's rescue quilt. Quilts have a way of inspiring the future.

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  12. Dear Joanne, the embroidery is beautiful, as is the quilting. What will happen with this quilt now that it's been rescued and quilted? Will Jan give it to someone dear? Peace.

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    1. The quilt belongs to our friend Patty; Jan quilted it for her. Patty displays quilts in her home; this probably will join the rotation.

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