Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Op shop find

My friend Rosalie called me up on Friday asking me to call around as she had something for me. On my arrival she showed me her Op shop find. I have sewn this panel before and really like it so was very happy to think that I could quilt another one, It was thread basted and had been partially hand quilted...

.. but when we opened it up to have a good look, as you can see the wadding doesn't quite make it to the edges..... and the back,

looked like this. Knots and brown thread and uneven stitches. All kudos to the person who started it but as it wasn't finished I think that it got a bit too much and was sent to the op shop.

After 4 hours of unpicking I was left with this. I aim to use different backing and wadding( using this wadding and backing for two other projects) and practise my FMQ again.  As Rosalie said " I couldn't leave it behind" Once done I will give it to Inspirational Quilts. Take a guess at the cost??? When it's done I will show and tell.


  1. Wow Liz, you were very committed to do all that unpicking to salvage that panel! Have fun with quilting it... what a great find from your friend

  2. That's a great achievement to unpick... a great find and it will be lovely when done.

  3. That is a lot of unpicking Liz, well done for saving a lovely panel.

  4. I very much like your pattern it's beautiful,thank for sharing good i dea !