Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New From Old

A couple of weeks ago my sisters were out and about visiting a few opportunity/goodwill stores.

As they were leaving one of the stores, Linda, saw a table where everything was free. There was a basket nearby and in it a very sad looking old single bed spread.

It had a gathered fringe for the sides of the bed but the centrepiece was a long strip of hand pieced hexagons.

Linda brought the quilt home, washed it, stripped the gathered frill and cut enough strips from it for binding.

She pieced together left over pieces of wool batting and put the block of hexagon pieces on to the quilting frame and not too much later a new quilt emerged.

I just loved the colours and so I now have a new quilt for my arm chair.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this.

Looks pretty cool


Anonymous said...

That is so neat. It looks wonderful. These days making new things out of old things really saves financially. It is so pretty:)

Ann Flowers

Ali Honey said...

That's great. This is my first visit to your blog. I met your sister Linda at the weekend when she was visiting our Quilt exhibition in Tauranga. She gave me your blog address but for some reason I still had trouble finding it, Today I found it using Quilters Gallery site.
Lovely to meet you both!