old and new

I am racing to finish my current project in time for the upcoming Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It's a self-inflicted race, but deadlines are good. And as I'm hand quilting this is more like a slow-bicycle race, but here's a peek at my progress...

At the same time, I'm thinking about the next thing... which might involve what to do with this little beauty I've been given by my mother-in-law:

She has beautiful ice-cream colours and probably lots of stories to tell, but she's quite thread-worn and in need of more than just a repair job.

So, the question is, what shall I do with her? Could I incorporate her into something more modern while respecting where she came from?
Ideas anyone?


  1. Older Sister of Your Man19 July 2014 at 19:43

    You could take out the good bits, which in the photo look like the squares in the middle, and make a new quilt from them. Or, what about a flowing skirt for Artist Daughter?! I can see the "rays" of the suns pointing down and you could do an undulating/asymmetrical hem with it. She looks gorgeous in skirts. Well, actually she looks gorgeous in anything.

    1. Yes she does, I agree.
      I'm thinking of reworking the blocks in a new configuration, but I need to finish the other one first!


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