Thursday, November 19, 2009
Deconstructing Quilt Tops
No I haven't taken leave of my senses but I have been taking some donated tops apart and making them bigger so they will be suitable for older children. These tops are really more lovely than the photo suggests and the kids prints are really bright and cute. I have several of these tops which are 32" x 37" and as they have been made by the same person, many of the fabrics are the same so it's not hard to make them look like they were supposed to be larger. I took the borders off 2 tops and then split one of the tops in half and then sewed a half to each end of the other top. Then I made new borders using part of each from the original tops. Clear as mud? Anyway I have made the 2 tops into one which measures 39" x 57" which will be more appropriate for an older child. I have also pieced a backing for it and now just need the weather to cool down a bit so I can get more quilting done.
I hope the donor isn't offended that I have reconstructed the tops but the child who receives it will be thrilled with the lovely prints and it's extra warmth.
Bye for now, Jan Mac