(sung to the tune of "I'm going on a Manhunt")
And it's not going to be pretty!
I was showing some students some of my quilts and pulled out my Grandma's quilt, a hexagon quilt made in the 1940's.
I had my Amish friend hand quilt each and every hexagon, and she did a wonderful job.
As I opened the quilt, my friend asked what something was and as I looked as to what she was pointing, I almost fainted! A mouse had made itself a nice cozy little nest!
I was sick! It was the bottom quilt in a huge stack of quilts. I quickly checked all the rest of the quilts, and no other quilts were bothered, at all. This was the only one done with a polyester batting and all the others had Warm and Natural batting. Think that was the difference? I could just cry.. Any other quilt I could duplicate or had no real sentimental value. It just sits on my table right now, looking so sad.
I have no idea how to fix it without it being obvious. I do have some vintage fabric, but nothing close to what is in there. Am I better off making a new (using old fabric) hexagon flower?
Or trying to get fabric as close as possible and just replacing the chewed ones? It's such a beautiful quilt and is so valuable to me as it's one of the few things that I have of my Grandma's.
All I can say is that that little bugger better watch out because I'm going to set traps ALL over the place and catch him and the whole family! And I know it's a him, cuz a female would just not do that.
Now I'm going to go cry some more.