I could NEVER cut it !It is a stunner, really.x x x-m-
Nope, I don't think I could cut it! It's beautiful, terrific colors.
This is gorgeous, love those dark muted hues....
i've been having this problem recently. my step mother sends me things that are "too damaged" for her to use any more, and she intends for me to cut them up, but they're far too lovely, even with fraying and tears.
i couldn't possibly. is it repairable? it is so beautiful. I wonder if you could do something in the areas that need to be mended. I once read about a woman who picks up large needlepoint pieces that are partially finished at estate sales, thrift stores, etc. and then completes the areas that are left with only white thread. I thought that was an interesting commentary, to finish an abandoned piece but in such a way that it hardly looks like someone else has contributed. such a beautiful quilt though!
thanks everyone! i'm glad we all agree - i was worried i was getting "soft"! heather, thanks for visiting! i love your art work and your vintage blog too.ellen, i have that too - mum always picking up this or that - but i usually can't pass up fabric or stuff when it is only a few bucks. i always think that someday i'll use it, when in the meantime it just piles up until i can't find anything.emily, that is so interesting that she would finish them in white thread. i have a number of small partly-finished needlepoints and have no idea what to do with them. i wonder if she is google-able? for now, i like the quilt just the way it is, but it would be good to reinforce those areas somehow so that it doesn't lose any more batting..
wow. it's beautiful as is, i think.
What a beautiful quilt. If you want to use it, (and if it were mine, I would!)it does look repairable. Find a nice soft thin 100% cotton fabric, (I usually go with something vintage-y) and patch the patches. Use little hand stitches and it will hardly show.On the other hand, if you want to make your repairs more clearly your work, rather than blending with the original, choose a fabric that is a bit brighter.
heather, mending-mentor, that is so helpful, thank you!
oh this is truly beautiful dru! yes, it needs to stay as is :)