Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Another "Tattered Treasure Piece" Redone!

I'm having such a ball going through old things and adding fun stuff to them!  I want to share another piece with you that I just finished and listed on Etsy.  Here is the before pic.

I made this is 1994 when I first started working with recycled quilty things.  These blocks were from an old tied quilt that was really falling apart.  Example of before block below.

I removed the 4 patch in the center and replaced it with white feedsacking to match the background of the block.  Then I used the 4 patch fabric to make the butterflies.  I felt like it needed a little more 'oomph'  so I added some of my beloved vintage rickrack and a few more buttons as well as replacing the center yoyos with a flower.  I love the sweet pastels in this piece.

I think I like it even better now.  It's backed with an old patched table cover and wrapped to the front for binding.

Hope you're having a wonderful week!