Sunday, February 15, 2009

The rescued quilt top

You may remember this quilt top that I rescued from the oppy in November last year.....


Someone has spent hours and hours lovingly constructing it......

Quilting Mick let me know that it's a bargello quilt (I had to google bargello .... sorry but I have very little idea about anything regarding proper quilts).

Anyway, it's been sitting amongst a pile of fabric ever since I bought it. But then yesterday, I saw this post over on Handmade Help calling for quilters and / or quilting supplies. I emailed the Waverley Patchworkers - info(at)waverleypatchworkers(dot)com(dot)au , and the fantastic news is that I can send them the quilt top, and one of their fabulous quilters will transform into an amazing quilt to give to a bushfire survivor.

Alls well that ends well.....



20 comments:

Hoppo Bumpo said...

That's such a lovely idea. I'm sure it will be much appreciated - its beautiful.

Kat said...

what a nice thing to do. I am sure whoever it goes to will treasure it forever.

Taccolina said...

That's a great idea, and it's such a lovely subtle quilt.

our shabby cottage said...

Yeah - what a great place for your quilt top to end up! See, it was destined for goodness....

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is a great idea! It will be so treasured!

ButtonsByLouLou said...

Just popping over to let you know that you are the winner of my button earring giveaway...can you let me know your address. buttonsbyloulou@yahoo.com.au
Thanks.

Michelle said...

That is a fantastic idea! Someone will love that quilt.

mandapanda said...

Oh wow CurlyPops, that is so nice! First off, I can't believe anyone would dump it at an op-shop! *shock-horror-gasp* Second, what a find! Third, how generous of you to send it off! And fourth, whoever receives this, will treasure it forever, I'm sure of it! I would, especially if I'd lost everything! A quilt is one of those wonderful things that, the older they get, the more they're cherished! On behalf of whoever receives this, THANKYOU!

Jenny said...

What a kind and lovely idea-someone will surely love it

A said...

Hooray for Curly Pops!

Cass said...

Great idea Cam

Louise said...

Absolutely brilliant - the perfect home for such a lovely quilt!

Christie said...

cam, sound like the quilt is going to end up just where it should-nice work!

sewfunky said...

There you go, all's well that ends well... :)

There was a reason why you spotted that unfinished quilt top after all!

handmaiden said...

I think u call that serendipity. Absolutely marvellous

Ulla said...

This was a perfect solution for the quilt top!

Juddie said...

How wonderful to be able to give the quilt a new life with someone building a new life for themselves too...

edward and lilly said...

What a perfect ending for the unfinished quilt.

Megan: The Byron Life said...

What a lovely destiny for this quilt... you obviously were meant to find and save it... and whoever did all of that first loving work would be thrilled I'm sure to have the ladies finish it off...

Christina Lowry said...

This quilt will have lots of stories to tell all the bedding and matresses it meets! :)