I went to a friends house to pick up Nelly from a birthday sleep over and I got happily surprised when she showed me this quilt on top of their beds.
She said it was a wedding gift her sister gave about 10 years ago and she never really liked it. But after seeing me doing my small quilts and getting inspired by my crochet work and other handmade stuff in my house she decided to dig it out from the attic and put it to use. How can someone NOT love this quilt, I wonder...
It was found in an antique thrift store and the quilt itself looks really authentic and old to me. The fabric used looks like they are from the 20s or 30s and they all seem to be recycled from clothing, I can imagine some dresses, blouses and skirts there... Some pieces are tearing and it has probably been washed a hundred times as it is barely holding together and it is soooooooo soft and thin. And oooh so pretty!
I am so happy my friend has brought this quilt back to life in her home. It really deserves it. And maybe I can help her to mend those broken small pieces one day, although I don't know anything about how to mend an old antique quilt. But I could of course find out. And I think my friend has changed her mind about this quilt since I ooooohhhhed and aaaahhhed when she showed it to me. She says she actually likes it after all. Well, at least I asbolutely extremely just adore it. Isn't it gorgeous?