19 July 2011

last weekend at the cabin


In my usual fashion I show this weekends mending, the quilts I did not get around to last week.




A quite delightful 19th century flying geese, all sorts of faded double pink calicos and a tiny scale. I had to remove the top and bottom borders, but did not feel so guilty as they had obviously been cut down at an earlier date. I folded the white backing to the front to bind. It is still a little fragile and shattered in parts but I think it works well.



Not quite as successful was the rebind of this very faded 1930s star quilt. I used a traditional English chintz... it was what I had to hand. It does draw attention to the quilting though.



The spare bed needed a much lighter cover (previously used a 70s Laura Ashley duvet set). This 40s woven coverlet, a bit damaged, is not quite right for a simple Canadian cabin, but the weight is right and it will have to do until something else turns up. Fascinating weave....



Lastly, although I am not a landscape photographer I could not resist this Friday night moon rising above the lake.

11 comments:

  1. That's a great landscape picture! I adore all the quilts you show. I used to make lots of quilts, until I got caught up in 18th century sewing. I have lots of fabric in my closet waiting to become quilts.
    Laurie

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  2. What a lovely image of the sun and lake. And, what a wonderful place to be to work on your quilts.

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  3. Agreed, the picture makes me want to have seen it in real life!

    Kate x

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  4. You have the most gorgeous collection of quilts, so nice. Tam x

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  5. What a great place for your cabin and I always love to see those fabulous faded quilts from the 20's and 30's

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  6. Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog (mrsrunofthemills.blogspot.com)
    It's always interesting to see someone new.
    I love old textiles too, but sadly can no longer afford to buy them, so get pleasure vicariously through blogs such as yours.
    But just love that moon rising photograph, beautiful.

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  7. Sunset and quilts are beautiful!

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  8. That lake looks gorgeous! I want to be there as well :)

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  9. Wow the moon over the water - how lovely....

    Sarah x

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  10. I enjoy seeing the faded beautiful quilts that you are restoring.
    Wonderful work.

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