Saturday, May 16, 2009

A little repair

Tiny men can be very curious, and sometimes they try something just to see what the result will be. Imagine my suprise when I found this little corner on Camo's Rocket Quilt. How could I be mad? I knew he wasn't being malicious, and he was sad that his quilt had an 'ouch'.

First step was to remove the offending area of binding - I had a tiny 5" x 2" piece of the green fabric in my scrap box, so I trimmed and joined. Next I satin-stitched the tear together. I wish I had a better matching thread, but it sure looks better than a hole. Re-applied the binding and hey presto, the quilt will live to survive many more launderings.

During the week I had to dash into a local fabric store. The two fabrics in the picture had to come home with me. The green fabric is for a project that will stay super secret for a while. It's going to be a surpise. And the purple I thought I'd audition with my green 'leader and ender' nine patches. I don't think it'll work, but it looks nice in my stash closet for now, and can wait for a perfect project.

11 comments:

sewprimitive karen said...

That reminds me of when we couldn't resist cutting our Barbies' hair. Love your new fabrics.

Shari said...

What a good repair job. Better than a bandaid any day...

Love the green paisley...

*karendianne. said...

Excellent repair work, which doesn't surprise me in the least.

I love the fabric you have here. Paisley is just yum!

Denise in PA said...

Great job with the surgery! Those fabrics are luscious - paisley sucks me in all the time o:)

Kristie said...

Very nice repair work! I have had to do the samething with Hunter's quilts, he catches them on everything and rips them. Some of them really look horrible because they have been repaired so many times but they are well loved!

Love the new fabric! Can't wait to see you use them!

Have a wonderful day
Kristie

Quilt Nut said...

great repair job

love your new fabrics. the green is so lovely, can't wait to see what you do with it

Quiltbirdie said...

Little women can be curious, too. I have a tablecloth to prove it!

crazy4mycrafts said...

My son did the exact same thing years ago! He snipped away on his new baby sister's quilt... You did a great job repairing yours.

Quilter Kathy said...

Excellent repair job!

Mama Koch said...

Oh, we can be furious when we find things like that...but it won't do us any good. We just patch and it makes it have character. Good job.

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