Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Gillie" quilt repairs - Step 1

I've taken out the nibbled hexies and also unpicked some good ones on the center section (a large star). I've made up some co-ordinating red hexies and replaced the points of each prong. There weren't any orange hexies to substitute and I want to retain as much of the original as possible. This will give the appearance of the star culminating in a red point whilst the orange will encompass the floral fabric. Some papers had to be reinserted to do effective hexie placement.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Starting repairing the damage

Most have spares in the box so I'm tackling them first. I need to see how many flowers I have before planning the quilt.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Only the best present .... ever

A time capsule arrived at my house last night (or more likely via a tardis as the giver is a Whovian). The original owner died years ago but these have been languishing in an attic for years. Following a death recently the house is being cleared and sold and nobody wanted them. My gorgeous friend knowing I love hexies got them for me. My mind is spinning, where to start? What do with them. The fabrics are in amazing condition, just a few mouse nibbled one that'll need replacing. The stitching is beautifu, far neater than mine. I'm going to try to find out the makers name so the label can pay tribute.