My sister in NY found three old quilts our Mom had made for her children. They were in really sad shape, threadbare in some places. Instead of tossing them out she asked me to see if I could do anything with them. I took the first one apart and had to throw out the batting, the backing was falling apart and some of the blocks were unusable. I did manage to save about 10 blocks. First I made a wall hanging from 4 that were all the same color blue and I backed it with some of the original backing and most important the embroided year, 1984 and her signature Mebe Arge. I then made a single wall hanging for his son and daughter and sent them to him in Texas. He was so thrilled he cried when he saw them, told me it was the nicest thing I could ever have done for him.