Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Lost quilt came home
This is another quilt in a very traditional look.
I sent this quilt to one of the people who used to do some hand quilting for me. It wasn't returned and I didn't follow up as there were other priorities in my life at the time.
About 5 years later I received a letter from someone who wanted to do some quilting for me. She was a friend of the quilter I had sent this one to. I wrote and asked her if she could ask her friend about this quilt. Her friend had moved to a different part of the country. She did get back in contact with me and the quilt was quilted and returned to me.
However the condition of the quilt was very faded and it didn't look great. I have no idea why the quilt looked this bad. The photo looks better than the quilt itself. I would be sarisfied if the quilt looked as sharp as the photo!
I did trim, bind and finish it but I have a note to myself to do something to the quilt to make it usable - paint, dye, applique over, or ??????????????????
What would you do?
I am pleased with the design of the quilt but the condition leaves a lot to be desired.
This quilt is probably about 24 x 40 inches so it is not a great loss if I can't salvage it. It is the only negative experience I've had sending quilts to be quilted so I can just chalk this up to experience and go on.
This is the second quilt in a 3 quilt series with the same colorations.
My son's family owns the first quilt in the series and it has looked great in all the places they have lived with whatever colors are in the room.
This one is mounted on a stretcher frame and is not quilted.