I am making progress on the star top. here is the before picture
after fixing it I started hand quilting it
here it is today.
I will finish up the center and then do something different on the border
I love the clam-shell fan design but want to add some variety
I will post more about that soon.
It might not be easy to see in the pictures but the diamonds that make up the star are made up of many pieces. I imagine that the maker used up a lot of scrap pieces to make it .
here is a close up of one diamond before I trimmed it.
The quilting helps to hide all that messy piecing.
Here is a look at the back.
I got a new partially completed crib quilt today
it is missing the border on the left side So I will probably make a new border for the entire top.
I have some embroidery to do to finish it (click pictures to enlarge)
I love old quilt tops and I love to finish them. I write about these old tops very often and people forget that I do make new quilts as well. Here are a few that I have made
I have several more planned both old and new….stay tuned ;)