I think most of us have a fondness and appreciation of old things. Especially things that are handmade. Years ago, I found this little piece of an old appliqued quilt in an antique mall:
Over the years it of course has continued to age. Time is not always so kind to vintage textiles. It was time for another good cleaning and some repairs.
I washed by hand in my kitchen sink and replaced the missing french knot for the birds eye. It had a few tiny tears so I tucked a tiny piece of fusible web beneath the tears and ironed those in place.
Finally, I added a piece of lightweight iron-on interfacing to the back and squared it up.
I pulled a few of my 1930's reproduction prints out, soft shades of green and yellow:
Here is the finished pillow: