My daughter Lynn had given me an old quilt to repair that was her hubby’s ,given to him as a child. It was a lovely double knit tied quilt made by his grandma. Years ago Lucas’parents bought a farm , in the old barn was this double knit fabric that granny salvaged. The repairs were to redo some seams ,also the ties were either missing or in poor shape.
The knit fabric is in wonderful shape,one would never guess that it has been used hard. When I finished the repairs it looks almost new!
I would guess these knits to be 50 some years old.
I know that knits are not poplar in the quilt world. I have made a few simply because they are tough and hold up to boy abuse…. one I made has held up for twenty one years,and still going strong.
these I made from old shirts ,dresses, skirts ,and fabric scraps that I would find..In our early years of marriage money was a little short, which taught me to be creative. There was no rotary cutters or mats then,just cardboard ,pen and scissors .
Now for an update on the nativity project… two blocks done
And the embroidered block quilt top….I thought was done until I laid it on the couch…oops…
I have it ripped out already for me to sew in right tomorrow.
Lynn sent me this picture last week,she took it standing in their field facing the neighbors. Isn’t it gorgeous!!