“The Third Weekend in October” is the name of one of my favorite quilts. I blogged about making it (Here)
If you would like to make this quilt, please check at the artist’s website for info. (Here). The artist is Ruth Powers. I think it is named so well, as this is the view out my bedroom window in Grand Rapids this week, in the third week of October.
I gave this quilt to my favorite grandson Hunter. (please understand that all eight of my grandchildren are my favorites - each in their own way). At Hunter’s home, his sweet old golden retriever, Charlie, liked this quilt so much that he ate a little part of it! Three holes all the way through. Charlie has recently passed on, but I like to think that a little of my quilt will always be comforting him. This past week I’ve been repairing the quilt. The pictures below are of the process of fixing these holes in the middle of the quilt. Charlie chewed all the holes in just one leaf......good boy!
I found some yellow fabric that closely matched the leaf.
Pinned it down over the damaged part.
Appliquéd it down.
Re-quilted the veins in the leaf.
And, now the back of the quilt...Cut new batting and basted it into the holes where batting was missing.
Figured out what to do to cover the holes on the back (I had no more of the backing fabric). I decided to add a leaf.
Here is final picture of the back of the quilt.
It is going back to Hunter this next week, and I am happy with the results.
What are you working on this third week in October? Please link up and show us. I ask that you mention Design Wall Monday and link to this post from somewhere within your post. Thank you.