It lived a full life before it came to live here - but there is still plenty left to enjoy about this faded beauty.
I think documenting quilts that could potentially become 'cutters' is very important.
This quilt has exquisite hand quilting, and we've captured it all.
A lot of love and dedication was put into finishing this quilt.
It makes me wonder what she would think if she saw it now?
I am happy to have it. Even in its worn condition I think of it as a work of art.
I think it is great the quilt was loved and used. It certainly brightened the lives it touched.
I do not plan to do any 'restoration' - and have enjoyed it as is.
They vary a bit, as with most hand work. Here's a photo with a measure along side the applique.
Our pattern has them all drawn exact - but don't worry about perfection - IMHO perfection is over rated anyway.
Perfect circles? Who needs them?
I think these circles look more like real berries and add some interest to the quilt as a whole. It doesn't have an engineered factory made look.
The pattern has very detailed quilting lines as well as the applique (full size) - so you can duplicate it or improvise.
I have seen a few other similar quilts: The Christ Collection, a crib version sold in a Pook & Pook Auction, and a couple in a book I noted in the post link below.
Have a wonderful weekend (for those of you in the US - enjoy the holiday)
Previous post about this quilt HERE
See the full quilt and pattern HERE
Books from The Christ Collection HERE