|See how several triangles are completely gone?|
|Squares gone and yet the center star is intact|
I saw this damage and just about...well, I wasn't happy. Do you have any idea how long it took me to make this quilt? No, neither do I! I didn't log nor keep track of the time, but a good guess was several months of one to five hours per day piecing it all together, some by hand and some on the sewing machine, and then the assembly and the actual quilting. It could easily have been a year. Lexi's quilt took longer, but that one was was the first one I ever did and entirely done by hand.
|This square looks like it was chewed up, even the filler. Maybe it was the cat!|
|A new quilt block|
I went through my considerable fabric stash and couldn't believe I had no more black fabric. Since Tom might have killed me for just saying the words, "I'm buying more fabric." I decided to make due without it. I substituted a very dark blue- tiny star studded fabric which met my approval, and more importantly, Justin's. As this was a scrappy quilt, the other fabrics were easy to find in my stash. I had plenty of red for the inner stars and prints for the rest. No worries!
|four of the new quilt blocks to repair the old quilt|
After much deliberation, I figured the best course of action was to make entirely new whole quilt blocks and just sew them over the damaged blocks. For some of the most terribly destroyed ones, this was an obvious choice, but for the ones with very little damage, it did seem like overkill. Still it was easier than inserting tiny triangles.
|In future will this method be called quilt block patching?|
|One damaged square repaired, nine more to go|