Then, I took the top and put it in a big bucket with laundry soap, Spic and Span, Awesome, and antibacterial soap and hot water. I let it brew for half an hour, emptied it real quick. I could not force myself to photo that. I did that three times. Then it came into the washer and spun out. And then it washed three times. And in the dryer for 20 minutes and then out on an old sheet on the ground outside and now it is dry.
So, how do I mend this thing? I am thinking of finding upholstery scraps and fusing oval leaf shapes over the holes in the blue bands and zig zagging it down. I am not quilting this on any of my machines. I am not tying it. I am thinking of big running stitches with embroidery thread. Help, anybody with an idea??? I know this quilt means a lot to her which is why I have kept going despite what my stomach and head said. I am a sucker for a meaningful quilt, no matter how bad I think it is.
There. Two difficult things in two days. Now I am exhausted.
|In its tied state with backing|
|Brace yourself, biohazard time. Told you not to judge me.|
|Drying in the sun, washed six times. Holey blue bands.|