Baby Blanket Rescue

8.25.2013

Found: Yesterday, a thrift store find. A really sweet embroidered baby blanket that has some curious problems. It looks like you should be able to pull and it would smooth out. Like elastic. 


But, no. You can not. The only part of the quilt that is all wrinkled is the  top and backing. 



The flannel batting is perfectly flat. So curious....

Here is what I think...The creator didn't have enough flannel for the batting, so she bunched up the front and back to make it fit. =(


The top is released from the other layers. Now to pick out all the thick thread used for quilting this blanket. 


Finally all released and pressed. As you can see, the creator used a sheet for her project. It feels really great. 


How cute is this???





Stay tuned for the final transformation. =) I am really excited to work on it. 

19 comments:

  1. So cute! At first I thought maybe the top shrunk because it was not washed first, but that is weird that the flannel would still be flat. It is super cute though!

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  2. I can hardly wait to see how you quilt it. I wouldn't have thought it could be salvaged from looking at the first pic.

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  3. Oh Amy! What a perfect quilt for you to find. I know it will look absolutely wonderful when you are finished with it. I can't wait to see it!

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  4. What a beautiful little quilt. Love the sheepies! What a shame that BoPeep kind of disappears with the white embroidery thread on her face & legs. Any chance of re-embroidering it in a flesh color?? A wonderful find!

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  5. This is adorable and fits you to a tee! I have seen this before in older quilts. I think the flannel batting shrunk (a lot!) and caused the shirring in the top and bottom layers. The flannel is flat because it is stretched to its limits. I can't wait to see this fixed up!

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  6. That is a sweet little blanket. I know you will give it some TLC and have looking even better.

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  7. That's so cute! It reminds me that I found a baby quilt at a thrift store, and need to see where I put it.

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  8. So sweet! I wonder if it originally was a crib sheet. Right up my alley!

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  9. Wow Amy, what a find! So very sweet. I thought the batting bunched up. But you are right! It is so sweet and pretty when ironed. Cannot wait to see what it will become.

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  10. That is such a great find..too cute!

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  11. how adorable! what a great find. cant wait to see it done.

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  12. Beautiful work, love the sheep especially the little red one. Can't wait to see it when you have it done!

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  13. How sweet!! I remember doing embroidery work on receiving blankets for all three of my wee ones...those sheep!!....You are da best!! You saved that little Munchkin!!

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  14. Don't you think this quilt was a little gift from God to you, Amy? Who better to own this quilt and resurrect it than you, the quilting sheep? So glad you did repair it. Someone else would have just tossed it. Sad! Prayers and best wishes to you always, Amy!

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  15. Oh, so sweet!!! I am so happy it has found a home with you and can't wait to see it finished!! xo Heather

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  16. What a sweet find.
    Hugs
    donna

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  17. What a sweet find.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. I love that you have rescued this darling quilt! I cannot wait to see how you give it new life!

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  19. Amy to the rescue!! And you brought new life back to this darling baby quilt!

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