This was difficult.
I was asked to cut up an old hand-pieced and hand quilted quilt passed down several generations. It was well-worn, soft and it just begged you to cuddle up into.
Even though the quilt was well cared for there were many areas that had worn through. The owner wanted to see new life breathed into it and have it passed down to her children and grandchildren and asked if it could be made into stockings.
Here is a piece of Plexiglas over one of the quilts with a stocking shape drawn on to audition the possibility.
I also suggested ornaments, such as these:
She decided on both.
The ornaments had a felt backing and ribbon hanger. I stitched around the outside edge and then used pinking shears to help with the fraying. “G G” was added to some of the ornaments as that is the maker was called by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
For the stockings, I made a muslin liner for each, embroidered names and added a felt hanger.
As much as I hesitated to cut into these quilts, I love the results and I also love that everyone will have a treasure passed down from “G G.”
Privileged to help in passing down an heirloom, on the journey. Jackie