How to Fix a Broken Quilt
Featured image, above: “She Knew He Possessed Hidden Depths” by Jennevieve Schlemmer
I mean who wouldn’t be curious about the story of this quilt? Giant octopus arms on a traditional Nine Patch? There has got to be a story there.
I reached out with an Instagram message and heard back from Paige, who directed me to the owner of the quilt, Amy Hanson.
And indeed, there was a story there!
Here’s what Amy said.
“It’s a family quilt (from the ’40s? made of work shirts?). It’s a utilitarian quilt that isn’t hugely inspirational. My brother wasn’t really careful with it, and it came to me torn in two. He wanted me to fix it but honestly, it’s worn and stained enough that fixing it would be a huge job…and I’d still have an uninspiring utilitarian quilt. So I’ve had it in a closet for 15 years.”
“…suddenly I had an idea for how to fix the quilt and make it super fun. Not being a painter, I couldn’t make my own monster art. But I had this broken quilt!”
Here’s a tidbit for you. At first, I called them “tentacles” but I didn’t know what to call the little suction cups. And in researching that, I learned there’s a difference between arms and tentacles. An octopus has arms. Who knew?!
The ideas are germinating all over the place. Stay tuned.