My birthday was last weekend. While visiting Daughter #3 and SIL, we hit up a few antique stores. I found this quilt and had to rescue it, so hubby bought it for my birthday gift!
This gorgeous old top had been finished at a much later date with polyester batting and a poly/cotton blend backing that bearded terribly.
Aren’t the double pinks fabulous? To add insult to injury, this 1970s era pink binding was added.
See that pilling? That’s the poly batting coming through. Ugh.
This lovely top practically begged me to take it home and fix it. I’ll be taking it apart completely and requilting it by hand with 100% cotton batting and a cotton muslin for backing. I will finish with either a vintage fabric for binding or an appropriate reproduction fabric.
I couldn’t wait to rip open a corner, just as I suspected, the hand piecing stitches are tiny and beautiful.
I need to set this aside until my other hand work piece is completed. But I am really looking forward to this one.
Have a great day!