The quilt is still used by its owner and her husband as a lap quilt on the couch. The original binding was tattered, there was a hole, and and some of the fabrics were starting to wear. Her husband found my website, and sent the quilt to me for a fix-up. A loving gift indeed!
The brown print upper right and the stripe mid-right are my additions, both vintage fabrics.
This is a close-up of some of the stitching on tears in the purple in the same block. You can see little bits of the solid purple I inserted.
Quilts can have many kinds of value. This is a quilt whose value is the personal meaning and history attached to it. And using it every winter obviously provides loads of joy and coziness for this great couple.