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Prompt: Old - Old Quilt

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Great answer to the prompt ... but a lovely quilt as well.
That looks like a quilt with an interesting history.
My MIL gave it to me to cover some furniture we were moving. She told me to throw i away when we got home but I couldn't when I discovered that every stitch in it is done by hand. I had to remove the side panels because they were rotting, but I bound the rest and it's on the quilt rack in my living room as we speak.
That's gorgeous!
What a gorgeous response to the prompt - old and very beautiful!
That looks like a much-loved quilt, so very pretty! Do you know how old it is?
I don't know, but judging from the materials, I am pretty sure it's about 150 years, at least. The fabric is pretty damaged and there's no machine work in it at all.
Awesome! Just imagining the endless hours it must have taken to sew this all by hand - how consoling to see that this piece of work is still kept in esteem and taken care for.
Does "being on the quilt rack" mean you're restoring/repairing it?
Yes. I've done what I could. I had to remove some panels that were too rotten to save, but even in those were some salvageable panels. They'll make pillows if nothing else. The rest i bound and hung on the rack. The colors have aged so beautifully! I love thinking of the (probably)woman who sat and matched the colors and put in the stitches with care.
I'm so glad you saved it! If only it could relate its history...