I made this quilt during the last two years of high school, almost (eep) 10 years ago now. The only real course of action, although I don't want to admit it just yet, is to recover it with a new work. The seams just won't hold up to many more washes.
There are so many small pretty pieces of fabric I will miss! Most of the fabrics were from childhood and family clothing.
As I attempted to make some repairs, (before I gave up) Willow tried to 'help' me with the thread. I kept telling her 'I don't need help from little paws!'... eventually she went to sleep wrapped up in part of the quilt. It was adorable but short-lived.
I went thrifting, but didn't find anything I could use immediately. My willpower is getting better -- as that means I didn't buy any fabric at all. (I think I learned my lesson when my fabric stash was destroyed in a basement flooding in Fargo.) I did buy some 1920's booklets of Geometry, Physics and Punctuation. I love old books in readable condition! Each of these were 50 cents.
I's birthday present is pinned together -- but I don't have a backing for it yet. Luckily, she doesn't read this blog ;o)