Sometimes a vintage/antique quilt top turns out to be a lot of work! I got a great looking Courthouse Steps top recently but it is going to need a total re-make in order to be usable.
The seller was very upfront about the condition and even sent me a note before shipping it saying that she would be happy to refund the price and not send it because she was concerned that the condition was so bad. I couldn’t resist and had her send it anyway. (I just love the 2 color layout) The problem is that at some point someone decided to wash it. when an un-quilted top gets put in the washing machine the seam allowances fray and the seams start to open.
That in itself is relatively easy to fix. It is not so easy to fix when someone else tried to fix it. I have to take out all the fixing they did (which made it all bunched up or reduced some of the logs to almost nothing) and see what I have to work with. here are a few of the “fixes”.
I think what I will need to do is take it apart into individual blocks and see where it goes from there. I am pretty sure I can make it into a great looking quilt, but it will not be as easy as some.
This quilt top reminds me of a double wedding ring that I got about a year ago
Very similar fabric…double pink and brownish green (or is that greenish brown?)
This one doesn’t need any repair so finishing it should be relatively easy. More pictures of both below (click to enlarge)