|Triangles/Thousand Pyramids Quilt|
This is the quilt that I am currently repairing. It is a quilt pattern I call Triangles, but it is also known as Thousand Pyramids (mine is just not a good example of a Thousand Pyramids quilt, though). Like the majority of my quilts, it is a scrap quilt. I sewed it in 1980, with fabric leftover from my mother's sewing, some donated fabric leftovers from an older friend of the family who also sewed, some recycled fabric (old clothes!), and an old bed sheet for the backing. Only the batting and the border fabric was bought new, for the quilt.
This was one of two quilts my mother used, year in and year out. It is soft and worn with use and much laundering. Both quilts were claimed by my daughter, and of the two, this is her favorite, because it is so soft and worn.
So, I am making new patches from leftover fabric and sewing them over the torn patches. The blue floral fabric on the left, below, are remnants from a dress my mother sewed for herself. The pink gingham on the right, are remnants from a little sundress my mother sewed for my daughter.
|New Patches in the Making|
Some already sewn: the small floral patch in the center of the photo and the solid grey patch below it are new patches I sewed. I am just sewing them in place on top and not trying to hide the fact that these are "repairs".
|Patches in Place|
It would be easier to sew a new quilt, but daughter says it won't have the same feel as this one. So, I guess, I'll continue to repair it.
Do you have an old quilt that is falling apart like this one? Would you take the trouble to repair it?
Updated to add new photo:
|Dancer Claims the Quilt!|