Nice surprises all round and a little tear in the fabric
Kerstie texted to say she will come visit with Binky and Isla tomorrow. How nice.
Last time K was here she made this beautiful driftwood sign.
This is life with two babies under three.
Still we do the best we can with warm milk, bedtime stories and cuddles in soft quilts.
That must help, don’t you think?
It stopped raining this morning and that gave me the chance to air the quilts out on the line.
Here’s the thing with the vintage things around here, especially beautiful soft quilts …they’re well loved.
Today I noticed a little tear in the top layer of fabric of this soft, blue one.
I’m not sure what to do about this. Maybe a bit of vintage fabric? As a patch or as an appliqué flower? I’d have to learn to appliqué but how hard can that be? What do you think?
A little piece of material and a blanket stitch or you could embroider (love embroidering), if it’s not too big of a hole 🙂 Let us know
Oh Sara, embroidery is a brilliant idea. The hole isn’t too big so I should be able to think of something. Thank you. 🙂
Wonderful that you have a line. We can’t have them where I live…in a subdivision. 🙁 I’m nterested in how you will fix the quilt.
Sabra that’s too bad. The next district over form me, West Vancouver, cannot have lines either; they’re too posh and it’s against the district by-laws. In England we actually don’t own a dryer, but we do have a small drying room for the winter and rainy days. My grandma had a propper drying room in her basement in Prague. It had those wonderful racks hung from the ceiling and cross room windows. Too bad houses aren’t built like that these days. Bet that room is now a suite or something.
You could repair this with a variety of methods, Veronica. You could use an applique patch. If you actaully added more than one on that soft blue fabric, it would look intentional. Vintage fabric is best, according to those who do this type of thing often. Hand embroidery would also help disguise the tear, but again, I think it would help to have a few spots embroidered to offset the patched area. I’m sure others could give you more ideas for this necessary task.
Claudsy, that’s another brilliant idea. And I like odd numbers so three or five random areas. I have lots of old fabric so a good match will be very easy. 🙂
How cute Veronica – I can’t believe you have 3 under 3 – super mum !
I guess you could darn it or try and find a similar colour patch and replace it.
I do have three but they are way over three. It’s my middle child who has two children, Ever (Binky) is 2.5 and Isla is 5 months. Makes for an interesting and loud life. 🙂 I see you’re in London! I’m in Oxfordshire for several months/yr. My parents used to own a flat in Swiss Cottage and I thought I’d miss London when they finally sold it, but I love our cottage in the country much more. Nice to meet you, can’t wait to pop over to your blog and find out more about you.
I really enjoyed the photos. They helped me feel “autumny,” since it’s over 80 degrees here.
As for the “patch,” I had a friend who used parts of her son’s old (over 20 yrs) baby clothes for a quilt. Does that qualify as ‘vintage?’
That’s a brilliant idea Monica. I love the thought of a nice, soft piece of old baby clothes. 🙂
You have beautiful pictures, Veronica. I especially like the “Keep Calm” project – had to “pin” it!
Hey, thank you Elizabeth. I’m glad you pinned the photo, help yourself. 🙂
My dog tore a small hole in a beautiful vintage quilt I have that has brown-printed appliques of birds on it. I threatened to have her picture printed in brown onto fabric, and use that to patch the hole… and do the same for anyone else who tore it. 😉
I love the signs and images! Enjoy your autumn!
Darn dog! Elissa, I once threatened to have my malamute turned into a carpet after he ate the last piece in a very complicated jig-saw puzzle! 🙂
With my grandmother’s quilts, I had some of her spare fabric which came in handy. Since it was unraveling..like yours seems to be doing..I stabilized it with Stitch Witchery(a fusible interfacing), ironing it to set and then ran a decorative hand stitch around the folded under edges of the patch. Quilts have so many stories in them.
Lori, thank you, I forgot about fusible interfacing. That would hold the frayed edges nicely. 🙂