I have another antique top to share. This one was/is actually a finished quilt but without any batting and just enough quilting to hold the top to the backing.
You can see one of my stacks of quilt tops there on the right of the picture…all will be hand quilted some day…
The top has a great array of fabrics that I would date to about 1870 or so. It has been used and the edges are worn so it is separating from the backing.
there are a few pieces that have come apart as well
I have to decide what to do with it…I could patch and re-bind it and leave it as it is….or I could take the top off and add batting then re quilt. It is about 85″ square so it is a good-sized quilt. I will post about it again when I decide what I want to do with it.
Here are some fabric close-ups.
I have another top from the 1800′s that I will be working on soon. This one is a commission and I will be hand quilting it soon. it is a beautiful quilt top and I will do a full post about it soon….here is a preview of one block
Teddy decided to pose again today after I hung the quilt…here he is on my chair