One of my quilt rescues.
It wasn’t a particularly wonderful example of a vintage quilt, but I fell in love with the stars.
Lovely red, pink, blue and white stars, depending on the degree of fading (and that degree varies wildly across this quilt), chunkily blanket-stitched on white, liberally stained squares of poor quality fabric that is deteriorating rapidly. The backing is a particularly heinous light blue polyester sheet. It was not quilted, but tied.
So I brought it home and have been working on it in fits and starts.
I started quilting it. I took the bold step of patching the holey parts with contrasting fabric of similar color to their original neighbors, blanket-stiched, again, to match the original.
I patched the worst spots, and then spot-treated the worst stains and threw the quilt into a light bleach load in the washer.
Line dried in today’s beautiful weather, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
It has been successfully rehabilitated into a household quilt that can continue to be used, loved, and worked on…. for a loooong time. 🙂