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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Rejuvinating an old quilt on: August 12, 2017 07:55:04 PM
A friend was given a quilt on their wedding several years ago and wanted to use it but it had some problems.

Problem #1 it had no backing. The lady who made it didn't seem to know a lot about quilting and "finished" her quilt without actually finishing it.

Problem #2 The lady decided to use the wedding veil in it and ended up just haphazardly sewing it over the tree. There were pins left sewn under it and it was a stabbing hazard. It was also covered in small gems that stuck out and made it a lumpy surface.

Problem #3 It just didn't look nice, poor sewing, poor design, poor craftsmanship etc but the thought was nice.

Fortunately because the backing was nicer sewn on I was able to update it a bit to suit them a little more. Let me tell you though, it is hard to redesign someone else's work! Matching styles is hard enough but this one was a Doozie!

After some careful thought I removed the blue edge, removed the veil and gems and added tree branches and turned the mushroom like tree into a green batik one. I also added some falling leaves to counteract the large open white space. I finished it with a dark brown on the back to tie into the tree on the front. Overall I am satisfied with the end result but more importantly the owners can use and enjoy this quilt with 2 sets of memories for years to come!
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rise of the Cougars Geezer Swap, Round 7 GALLERY on: April 29, 2017 06:32:42 AM
Socks arrived! They are awesome!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Sunshine Swap (SIGNUP 2017 Jan 27-Feb 4 ; MAIL BY Feb 17 2017). Gallery on: March 05, 2017 03:50:51 AM
Thanks everyone for making a really fun easy swap!
4  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Box of Sunshine Swap (SIGNUP 2017 Jan 27-Feb 4 ; MAIL BY Feb 17 2017). on: March 02, 2017 02:41:49 PM
Feedback is done for everyone, let me know if anyone was missed. Thanks for a great swap!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Sunshine Swap (SIGNUP 2017 Jan 27-Feb 4 ; MAIL BY Feb 17 2017). Gallery on: March 02, 2017 02:33:36 PM
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Sunshine Swap (SIGNUP 2017 Jan 27-Feb 4 ; MAIL BY Feb 17 2017). Gallery on: March 02, 2017 02:32:29 PM
It arrived and it's awesome!
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Sunshine Swap (SIGNUP 2017 Jan 27-Feb 4 ; MAIL BY Feb 17 2017). Gallery on: March 01, 2017 11:51:05 AM
Hopefully my box arrives soon. Its been raining and cold and I have a sinus cold now so I need some cheering up
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Rise of the Cougars Geezer Swap, Round 7 GALLERY on: February 26, 2017 01:30:42 PM
Wonderful blanket!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Bird, Bee and Butterfly on: February 25, 2017 06:33:35 PM
Interested
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Box of Sunshine Swap (SIGNUP 2017 Jan 27-Feb 4 ; MAIL BY Feb 17 2017). Gallery on: February 25, 2017 06:21:08 PM
Glad you're all having fun with this swap. Certainly next year around this time this we'll have to happen again Smiley
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