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Re Made with Love, Yet Again

It seems that my re-made-with-love repairs didn’t stand the test of time. So 5 years later I set out once again on the path of quilt restoration.

It’s definitely not a task for the faint at heart or those that don’t possess a fair amount of persistence and patience. The ripping out of my repairs (all the fancy stitching I had done on seam edges) took a long time.

That stitching seemed like a good idea at the time!

Once that was done I then, once again, found exactly the pieces of fabric I needed. I used the entire scrap of burgundy and there is a miniscule amount of red left. I once again tea died the white to match the very well used white. I then remade the blocks (which was the easy part) and then put them back into place (that was the hard part).

Matching seams and keeping it all from stretching – Ugh.

I am super pumped with how the end product looks. Is it perfect? Absolutely not. But my mother will be so happy to have it back on her bed.

Pretty sure the non quilters won’t even know where the repair work was done.

The change from her own home to a nursing home has been, as it is for most seniors, a challenge. This little piece of her history should adorn her bed there. And the good news, because it’s now a twin bed, the edges that have the most wear and were replaced will now hang down and see less stress.

I will be returning it to her tomorrow on the occasion of her 95th birthday. There will be cake and a few special people in attendance. She tires easily and so we have to keep it low key but still we need to let her know how special she is. I wrote a post 7 years ago that pays tribute to her, it’s called More than DNA.

Live well & laugh often

drink rye & sneak peaks at cards

that about sums up my mother

Bernie

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10 thoughts on “Re Made with Love, Yet Again

    1. Thanks Pam. She was so pleased to get it back and it does look pretty darn good if I do say so myself. Also thanks for reading and for stopping by with a comment. Take care. Bernie

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  1. Your repair looks pretty darn close to perfect, to me. Great job, Bernie! Your mom won the daughter lottery. I hope she enjoys both her quilt and her birthday celebration.

    Deb

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    1. Ah thanks Deb for all the compliments. I hope the day isn’t too exhausting for her. I know it will be long for us with 7+ hours in the vehicle but for sure it’s the right thing to do.

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  2. That’s a beautiful quilt, Bernie 🙂 a beautiful, well-made quilt is something that’s often treasured and even kept in the family for years. They also make amazing gifts. I’ve never been good at sewing and that’s why I always admire those who have the patience and the skills to make one! Have a lovely day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Thanks Donna. The quilt was originally made by my sister and I. It was my first full size quilt. 15 years of daily use. I guess most people would just start over but as Elaine pointed out it was stitched with love all 3 times. Thanks for the birthday wishes for my mom. I do hope the weather holds and we can be outside but however it works out we will enjoy the time with her. Bernie

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