Tuesday, 14 February 2012

UFO number 1 finished!

Here is the inspiration for my UFO number 1 - otherwise known as the Reproduction Quilt.

This quilt was given to me by a lady who had bought it from an interior design shop in London in the 1950s and it had been well-used and well-loved. She wanted to know if she could repair it, as she wanted to keep on using it, but it's obviously beyond mending. Even if the rotten fabrics were taken out, any new work would weaken the whole, and it would quickly disintegrate. She kindly left it with me, and I blush to think that I've kept it for four years! My original thought was that I would make her a replacement, and see if she would swap, but it's taken me rather a long time to get the replacement finished! However, here it is!

It's pretty big, and even DS's long arms couldn't display the whole thing. I'm really pleased with it (even DH, who's usually laid back about quilts - he's seen them all - described it as 'stunning') and hope the lady will agree to the swap. There is a quilt documentation day at Bletchley Park on 25th February which I'm hoping to take the old quilt to, so keep your fingers crossed!


Sew Create It - Jane said...

Well done Lynda...If it were me I'd be over the moon to swap :o)

Liz said...

Very nice Lynda I think the lady should be very pleased to get the better side of the swap

Britt said...

It is stunning! If I were you I'd have a hard time parting with it.

Tessa said...

That is so interesting. I am in the process of making a pinwheel quilt hat I just made up to use scraps for a lap quilt and looks remarkably similar in essence. Picture on my blog. I have no doubt that yours is much finer. Especially love the flying geese - now there's an idea. Thanks for the inspiration.