I've had this quilt for years. Probably seven or eight... it was an impulse eBay purchase (don't tell me you've never done that!) and the original idea was to turn into a pair of curtains.
Well, that never happened... I liked it... but it would have been a little to shabby-chic for my taste and needed mending (which also never happened btw) so it lived in a box for a few years, and then on the 'baby feeding glider' which now resides in my study/studio/office/room.
I knew it was too good to be a dog blanket (sorry Lilli) and I toyed with the idea of cutting it up into table runners, or place mats, or even pillows... but but but...
nothing... 'resonated', no ideas felt right. You know?
So the other day off it went into the washing machine with some Dylon indigo dye and the rest its history (for a while I though my washing machine was going to be history too... ahem... I might have used a tad too much dye... maybe... perhaps...).
Because not all the hexagons are 100% cotton some took the dye in different ways and the result is even better than I could have imagined.
I so love this now.
You can see that some of the hexagons are totally shredded, those I'll unstitch and replace with some indigo dyed fabric I have. Also the hexagon top is simply appliquéd onto a big sheet that turned purple and just doesn't feel right...
See? I can unpick all the red thread quite easily and then add a new backing (probably one of the vintage sheets I dyed this summer when in Tuscany.
Watch this space. It's going to be good.