Saturday, July 11, 2009

Red and white quilt


This a an exchange quilt organized by the Bay Area Quilt Guild in March 1993. Evening Star with Puss in the Corner. After that my record keeping failed me, no notes on when I put it together or quilted it. (I looked for this quilt but it doesn't want to be found! How do I loose quilts? I'm pretty sure it is in 'the pile' but not willing to take off the quilts one by one... there is probably a date on the label...most of my quilts get labels.) I think it was quilted and bound by 1997 when we moved into this house. My Mother loved this quilt enough to make her own version but I don't have a photo of that one.... Verna, are you reading this? Can you e-mail me a photo of that quilt? I'd love to look at them side by side.
Disaster happened when it was washed. Some of the reds bled on to the white. It looked terrible so I bleached it to get the pink out. I figured since it was already ruined ...it was that bad the bleach wouldn't hurt. Soooo of course the bleach took some of the red out; one of the reds was orange, another couple were pink. so I got some red craft paint and painted the red back in. I ironed some freezer paper on the edge where I didn't want the paint to go and used a very dry stencil brush. It recovered and looks great. I'm not sure it will ever be washed again though.

2 comments:

Patty Cake said...

I love this too.

amymcgrady said...

I adore this quilt! What size are the blocks?