I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to quilt one quilt for myself this month. Yesterday, I pulled out the top I was thinking of to take a closer look.
This detail stitching was apparently done before the piecing. I think it is charming, but it does present an issue. How to quilt this without taking away from the stitching? It has taken me a while to come to an answer. I decided a close, all over crosshatch would be a great way to finish this top without taking away from the maker’s design ideas. I absolutely love the cheddar!
In taking a closer look, I discovered it was not quite ready for quilting. The borders have ripples and it would be easier to remove and reattach them than to deal with that in the quilting stage. It also has this:
Also, any idea what this block is called? I don’t think I have ever seen this one before.
I know many would cringe at the thought of finishing this vintage top with machine quilting. However, the quilter here clearly loved her machine and used it as much as she could. I think she would approve.
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