One night recently I decided to take it apart and wash the needlepoint top. The dirt that came out was shocking! It's clean now.
The backing was tattered and I had thought at one time to pitch it out, but I never did. I just held onto it.
I auditioned it with the top and the creams were perfect.
my new cone #9002 OMNI-V for the quilting. It blended right into the fabric
and was barely visible
I did put a zipper in the back. To mark the rounded corners I had to use a Sharpie pen and my scissors to do the trimming. I marked on the pillow/needlepoint side and it didn't matter what I picked up, I could not see the lines. The Sharpie was going to be cut off so I wasn't too concerned.
And here it is. I wonder if she ever thought it would still be in use this many years later. How many? I have no idea.