I found this top at an antique fair in Massachusetts, though the dealer told me he picked it up in Kalamazoo, MI. It is all hand pieced, and in excellent condition. I thought the best way to honor the original maker, and keep the period feel, would be to hand quilt it. A daunting task, as it is at least double bed sized. The hoop in the picture above is 14 inches in diameter!
To help this process, I took it to the longarmer I use and asked her to machine baste the top. It cost some $$ but well worth it.
So a very old UFO, not even my own, but it is meditative to do a little hand quilting every day.
I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have blocks to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.
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