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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