Friday, November 10, 2017

Rescue Project

Sometimes in the making of a quilt top a certain kind of mistake becomes compounded compelling the maker to abandon the project altogether.  This top was one such project.  I found this top in the guild flea market and though it definitely had problems I thought with a little patience it could be rescued.

This quilt top had great colors, cute basket blocks, nice layout but the floral panels between the basket panels were so heavily steam a' seamed they were almost as stiff as cardboard. (reverse view)
 And  in the course of cutting and pasting I think the floral design got lost so the visual impact just was not working.
Seemed to me the remedy was pretty simple: the floral panels could be replaced with something more complimentary (and less stiff) and all would be well!
Compare the left to the right of center.  One more panel to replace and a renewed Top done!
And since Our Flea Market charges $4.00 / pound for all fabric the financial risk was a whopping $5.00!  This will make a great charitable quilt in no time!
Happy Weekend!
cheers, CW


  1. Great save, Claire. Someone will love this quilt.

  2. It's always a pleasure to see what you do with other's castoffs, orphans, etc.

  3. Great job, Claire! I like your version much better.

  4. Definitely worth a rescue and I agree, your change makes a world of difference.

  5. Great job with the fix! It looks so much better already!