I’ve shared this antique top before. It was a gift from my bloggy friend, Diane.
This is one of the most gorgeous old tops that I’ve ever seen. Isn’t that border amazing? And the fabrics! I wish every one if them was being reproduced. Sigh…..
This top is pretty fragile. You can see in the photo below just how fragile. there are quite a few fabrics like this.
It’s a great piece for study. But I can’t help wondering if it could be finished somehow.
I want to at least display it.
It would take a lot of work to repair this. Many fabrics would need to be replaced. Maybe I could take out the worst blocks and make a smaller version. I have more pondering to do here. I plan to leave this out where I can see it, for now.
Have a great day!
Yes, I think this one may have to be enjoyed as is. It is so beautiful, and yet so fragile. Good idea to display over a railing. I may do the same!
I look forward to seeing what you come up with. I have several in the same condition.
What a wonderful study quilt! Keeping it out is a great idea. It will eventually tell you what it wants you to do;).
Oh, Katy, I have never seen this posted before. You make my heart sing by showing it. Remember, it was the outside cover of an older quilt, Birds in the Air, which I sold at the time thinking I was oh, so clever. It is lovely just the way it is…and certainly a wonderful study..xox
It is an amazing quilt! The fabrics are so pretty. I’ll watch to see what you decide. Hugs,
Katy, I have several vintage tops, some more fragile than others. I display them “as is” over my loft railing. I did have one that had a major volcano where it all came together in the center. I did cut that one apart and reassemble the blocks with new repro sashing.
If you decide to tackle the repair or makeover of this top, I will watch with interest! 🙂