Do you have a treasure in your closet? Part I

Do you have a treasure in your closet? Part I

Do you have a quilt top in your closet that needs to be finished?  Deb had one of those!  Her grandmother started the quilt by making the butterfly blocks and her mother finished it.  According to Deb, the butterfly fabrics are from the 60’s and 70’s.  I was very excited and honored to have the opportunity to finish this quilt for Deb from the quilting to the binding!  And now she’ll be able to give her daughter a completed heirloom!

What if it’s not sewn very well or is not high quality fabrics?  What if it has holes from being stored?  These imperfections are noticeable when it’s unfinished but after some repairs and quilting it can become an heirloom!  Here’s Deb’s Antique Butterfly quilt before quilting.

One thing that I noticed was that it had side borders but no top borders, maybe they ran out of fabric?  There were small holes in some of the pink areas that I repaired by snipping small amounts from the seam allowances.   I then placed the snipped pieces under the holes and used Stitch Witchery to adhere them.  The blocks were not accurately pieced, resulting in some puckering of fabric.

In the next post, I’ll show the quilting process and the final product!

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