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December 19, 2011

everyday december #6

 Remember chintz?

It's out of the closet and onto the bed.


I call this type of quilting rescue quilting.  
The client had basted this top for hand quilting and left it sitting for 30 years.

I took it apart and quilted it using a cozy poly batt.  The puffy batt gives it loft and a contemporary look.  




The back is an inexpensive muslin but, gives it a pretty whole cloth look.


As simple as this quilt is, it's one of my favorites of the year.

4 comments:

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

The colors are beautiful and I love the sheen of the chintz... but your quilting give it the final zing that makes it all pop and say WOW!
Hugs from Mary

Vicki W said...

I bet your client is thrilled because that quilt looks very current and modern to me!

Joan said...

oh WOW that is beautiful _ really do like the way you have quilted it.

Debra Spincic said...

I personally love chintz and wish it was still available. I am using some very old mauve chintz right now for stabilizing CQ blocks. The color is horrible but the shine is great-I hate to cover the shine.

You've done a super job--well past "just a rescue"! I bet the client was flabbergasted!