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Antique Quilt to Modern Accessory

I love Modern Design with it's clean lines and simple patterns but part of me has a soft spot for Rustic Americana. I think it comes from the early days of decorating my first apartment with a country motif. I had quilts hanging on my walls that were family heirlooms and some that I found at garage sales. I recently came across one in my laundry room that had been storage (in plastic) for many years.
I decided it was time for it to have a new life and become a little more modern. It has some serious age and deterioration issues and I knew it could never been used as a quilt top again.
I decided to cut it up and before I am admonished for doing this, it has been a very good quilt for me. It has decorated may home for many years and I had even used it to keep me warm when I had a terrible flu many years ago. The first step in i's new life was to remove the batting that was very dusty and disintigrating.
Then I cut a rough rectangle and the same from a piece of blue ticking. Then proceed to sew them together.
Then lastly placed it in a spot that I can seem from by bed, to remind me that it once kept me warm and cozy so many years ago.
A place to sit and read possibly.
Our just sit and think....
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  1. I love the way you gave new life to an old quilt. It's a big decision for me to cut up a vintage quilt too. But we can justify it when it is falling apart and you come up with an adorable new project. Great job!

  2. Great Upcycle! I would love it if you linked it up over at The T-shirt Diaries Upcycling Linky party:

  3. Hi Janet, I think you did something really nice with that old quilt. Better than throwing it out. The cushion looks really cozy and I'm sure will bring you more years of comfort. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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