There is an art in
making something old
Pat Roche found this vintage quilt as a top,
and then as a long arm quilter
worked her magic.
Intricate quilting designs have brought this piece back to life again.
Pat shared with us at the last Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild meeting
the process she goes through in choosing a design
as she mixes old with the new.
We are doing a little trading of skills, and I brought her quilt home and have sewn the binding on.
It's been delightful to be able to look at Pat's quilt up close and to view her stunning work.
Because of the compactness in stitching, the quilt is a little stiff right now, but I know it will soften up comfortably once it's washed and dried.
I have pondered what the maker would think of her quilt
as it has moved from her time period into our world with
long arm details.
A few stains and discoloration from age are visible here and there.
Pat even did a little patching in spots that were thread bare.
All is beautiful now, and this quilt will continue on as the heirloom it was intended to be.