From the depths of an old trunk came this tattered, torn, and beyond repair quilt top made by Joe's Granny!
Sue, can you fix it?
But, I can Salvage It!!!
So, let's get started!
Step One...Press out the wrinkles and cut out the best circular pieces.
Step Two...Cut the circles down to Hexagons.
Step Three...Sew raveled seams back together. Don't worry about the piece not being square.
Step Four... From muslin cut triangles at least one inch larger than the edge of the hexagon.
Step Five...Sew the triangles to Four Corners of the hexagon. Don't worry about petal points or matching corners.
Step Six...Square up the block by triming the triangles.
Step Seven...Sew squared blocks together.
I was able to salvage enough to make 15 blocks for a 3 block by 5 block arrangement.
Step Eight...Add borders. Be sure to measure through the Center with each border.
Step Nine...Quilt...I machine quilted with a Medium Meander stitch. QuiltaLotty did a nice job of catching any fabrics that may be a bit fragile and flower centers that needed an extra stitch for reinforcing.
Step Ten...Sew on the Binding...I stitch to the top using a Walking Foot and then hand stitch it down to the backing.
I am a former Quilt Shop Owner, a retired Art Teacher and High School Girls Athletic Coach, an Antique/Junk Dealer and a LongArm Quilter. I have a Home Studio and quilt for the public as well as teach quilting classes. I enjoy gardening and photography as well. I'm a proud Texan and have lived in West Texas most of my life. I married my HS Sweetheart, have one Son and Four GrandKids! Life in Texas is Great! Ya'll Come!