This was husband's beloved late grandmother Ruth's old quilt. Unfortunately it was almost completely tattered and worn out but of course I could not just throw it out. This past frigid weekend was the perfect time to pay some attention to it and try to recover what bits and pieces of it that I could. By the way, it was -20 F here last night and is still very cold today. I hope everyone is keeping warm out there.
The first thing I did was cut out a trio of different-sized heart templates out of cardboard.
I then started tracing out the heart shapes in the undamaged areas and cut them out.
After several hours, I had piles of pretty hearts.
Some of these I will use to make little Valentines and Valentine's cards. My son thought they would also make nice pin cushions. Definitely lots of possibilities there... Other little areas of the quilts that were undamaged were cut out in little pieces and put in a basket for use in other potential projects. Originally I had thought there would be an undamaged area large enough for making a pillow cushion, but the quilt was so damaged that it wasn't a possibility. Nonetheless, it was nice to be able to salvage at least parts of it.
p.s. all of this work was done on dear Grandma Ruth's dining room table - I think she would be happy to know that