Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Still looking for handwork.....
......for while I am sitting with my mom who is in hospice; and still needing handwork to keep me busy during the long hours at my mom and dad's apartment.
Dad asked me to fix the two twin-sized quilts that my mom made back in 1998.
Both of them have been used on their beds probably since the day she made them and they were getting pretty frayed at the edges.
You can see here that she brought the front of the quilt to the back for her binding and with it being only a single layer, it didn't take much to wear right through.
I released the hand stitching on the back of just one of them and the binding literally fell off.
I had a couple of free hours the other day, so ran to a quilt shop that I knew had a variety of solids and found a blue that matched pretty closely.
Here is the first repaired quilt.
The second one has some major stains on it, so I am trying to remove them before working on the binding; but I have to say that hand stitching the binding down at my folk's place sure helped to pass the time a little more quickly AND I felt some accomplishment at getting at least one of their quilts repaired.
Now...if I can just get the stains out of the second one, I will have another binding to work on.
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