Oliver’s quilt, repaired and expanded.

Olivers big quilt

The centre is a quilt I made for my nephew before he was born. The colours have faded and the super soft backing fabric was starting to shred. It had been in my repair pile for so long that he had outgrown it. 

So now, the borders are new, and the whole thing has new backing fabric. The corner blocks are scraps I made from the very same fabrics, around the time I made the original quilt. I carried them for the last six years and finally found the perfect home for them. 

Because the original was hand quilted, I tied the new backing on — I wasn’t up for a second round of hand quilting, but I didn’t want to machine quilt over my original hand stitching. 

Repair/expansion blogged here: 1, 2, 3, 4

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