Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Repair Project

How am I going to fix this?

I made this pillow for my nephew David some time in the early 90's when he was 9 or 10 years old. He has used it, loved it and carted it around with him all these years. It was even in his tent on the river this summer. He asked his mom to fix it for him, and she passed it back to me. I think I will remove the fish and put them on a fresh backing. There is a tear on the red fish, just above his eye at the seam line that I'm not sure how to deal with. The back of the pillow is faded and thin, but intact.

What would you do? Fusible web? Machine applique? Tulle overlay?

Isn't it nice to discover that something you made has been so loved and appreciated?

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