It is quilted and labeled, just some inches of binding to sew down. I have been hand quilting this since early May.
As described in an earlier post, I purchased a vintage top (1900? 1920's?) in great condition from a dealer at an antique fair. It came from Kalamazoo, MI. I have added new batting and a reproduction fabric backing, and I have been hand quilting it.
The maker had a wide variety of scraps, but at times pieced two small pieces together to make a larger piece of fabric for a square. She (I assume a she) did buy enough of the red fabric for setting and borders. The white fabric in the border is not used in the 9 patches. All the work is hand done, except the borders are pieced and attached by machine stitching. If she ran out of a blue or light fabric, she simply substituted a similar fabric.
Some of the fabrics used are flimsy - very low thread count, not really appropriate for clothing. I wonder what they are scraps of. The 9 patches are precisely pieced. However in putting the zig zag rows together, some of the corners of the 9 patches were cut off. No problem. The quilt top lies flat.
Things I have learned:
Don't worry about small mistakes, like cutting corners off.
You don't need yellow or orange to brighten up a quilt, red does just fine.
A view of the back ground fabric:
It is a Paula Barnes fabric, and looks so much like the "double purple" fabric used back then.
So happy this is almost done!!
I am linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River and Quilt Story as I do most weeks I have porjects to share. Both blog hops have pictures of pretty quilt blocks and other projects.
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