My sister made me this blue comforter about 15 years ago. Unfortunately, the first house where I lived with it had a mouse problem so I ended up washing it in the machine more often than I should have otherwise. As a result, the edges have frayed.
Some of the fabric wore through, too.
Then Lilo the cat snacked on it.
I wanted to keep using the comforter because I’m sentimental that way. I decided to fix it up by appliqueing new blocks over the most worn ones, and adding star appliques where there were smaller holes. I quilted everything in place with monofilament thread.
I wrote earlier blog posts on how I made the large 8-point star and the 16-point star above.
I pieced all the stars but the 6-pointed ones. Those came from a comforter I found in the trash:
And here it is on my bed.