05 September 2017

a quilt

A rather ordinary,heavy quilt that did not have much going for it but some interesting 1950s fabrics and a large tear. 

But what's this? Under the tear it appears there is another old  quilt. Is this a piece of 19th century indigo?

Alas, no. After many hours unpicking,  a depression era 'grandmothers garden' emerged.

It is in such bad shape that even I can not salvage anything, 

except some strips of fabric for re-binding and patching and a big mess on our deck. ( good thing I worked  outside)

It breaks my heart to throw it out, I wish I know an artist who would like to use it in a piece of work.

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