Rescuing an Antique Quilt


A year or two ago, I came into posession of an antique quilt in terrible condition. No one wanted it. It was headed for the garbage.


I believe it was made by my great-great grandmother. The pink fabric is disintegrating, but the rest of it is fairly good. Antique 3

My six year old daughter fell in love with it immediately despite the condition. I gave it to her. She has been using it to sleep with for months even like it is. I told her I would fix it. Now I have started.

First I ordered a bolt of Moda Bella solid Betty’s Pink. Then, a couple days ago, I took the blocks off of the quilt. It didn’t take much more than hour. The backing was the pink fabric that was falling apart, so it didn’t take much.

I thought I could put it back together quickly, but I will have to repair the pink in the center of each of the blocks. Now this will be the project that takes a while.

Wish me luck!

One Comment

  1. Allison
    January 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I can see why your daughter fell in love this with this quilt, it is beautiful. I can’t wait to see it when it is done. Good Luck!