I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Don't you just love alliteration? Me too. So last week my daughter and her two littles came for dinner. Baby B sat on an old quilt to eat, since we don't have a highchair at our house. He is apparently really into self feeding now. Food all over the quilt. No sweat. I make them to be used, I'll just wash it.
When it cam out of the dryer, it was a bit of a mess. It was coming apart at the edges and the batting was coming out.
This was a quilt I made back in the late 90's. It was a queen size quilt that I made in a class, machine stitched and hand quilted. It lived on our bed for about 5 or so years. I love that quilt.
Sadly, I am a bit of a lazy quilter. When I bound the edges, I did not do a good job. Back then, I really hated that step in the quilting process. So in this case, I folded the edges of the back over to the front and hand stitched them down. Done...right? Lesson learned. That doesn't work well for the long run.
Here is one corner of my quilt. It is hard to tell how worn this quilt is. It has been much loved and washed and dried countless times.
I dug around in my scrap bins to see if I had any scraps left from this quilt. Who am I kidding, of course I did. I hoard save everything.
See how faded the quilt truly is? I tend to forget that. But it still gets so much use in our house.
Here is some of the leftover binding strips I saved from various quilting projects. I never know when I might need a piece for something, right? So I pulled some out looking for the appropriate length.
And now my old quilt has added color strips on the formerly black edges. I kind of like it actually. It speaks to me of love. And yes, that is double folded binding. I somehow realized that was best, I don't know when. It was after this quilt came to be though. So, lesson learned and I hope others will learn from this too. It's worth the time.
Have a great day.