Several were actually just tops and had been hung over railings both here and in Wisconsin. None were in great shape to begin with and now they were pretty tattered with deteriorating fabrics in some areas. Look at this unusual design change of this bed quilt. Elongated hexi patches with an abrupt color change at about the halfway point.
Fortunately most of this area, with careful cutting, was still quite useable.
But in many other sections.....it was truly falling apart, allowing me to use this as a cutter quilt guilt free.I set about making more bookcovers for Woolworth Gallery, downtown Asheville. Of course this was far more time consuming than I wished but to preserve the fabric, it was important to securely stitch it to a batting foundation.
I don't even want to admit how long these took me......certainly no profit left after a sale if I counted my time! However, I suspect they will find homes since my first batch of red/white composition bookcovers were sold in about a week.
Visit these links to see what other artists have been working on this week: Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday.