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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
A big sewing, mending project for me: this is an all wool topped quilt that my great grandmother made back in the day, using pieces of cut up woolen clothing. I see a lot of my great grandfather's pants in this. The dark grey and black looking pieces are actually pin stripped.
I had set this LL Bean wool kilt from Scotland aside years ago, just for this project.
Here's an upclose shot of the classic, Tartan plaid, which will blend in well with the colors already in the quilt. There is no quilt filling, the back is a heavy cotton fabric. I recall using this on my bed back in the 1970's-it is very warm, due to the wool.
I will be working on this for some time, to get it back into service.