here is the package it came in.
I will quilt it with #8 perle cotton thread
This is an enlarged picture….the real thing is much thinner.
I want to make it my own so the colored thread will set it apart, and I will likely do much more quilting than the pattern calls for.
I got a new Antique quilt top.
It is often called Burgoyne Surrounded, The design commemorated the Battle of Saratoga. Where British General John Burgoyne was surrounded and surrendered on October 17, 1777.
Here is an example from about 1900.
Mine is a bit of a mess.
As you can see it needs pressing. I will see if that does the trick to flatten it out.
It was unfortunately machine washed, and that is always a bad idea for an unquilted top. It causes a lot of distortion and it also causes a lot of fabric loss at the seam allowances
The fabrics are white with blue dots, and pale orange with a small pattern
after I trim off all the extra threads, and give it a good pressing I will decide what to do next. If it doesn’t have any major problems like opening seams , or very large bumps, I can probably hand quilt it as it is. It was made to fit around bed posts, see the cut out corners at the foot. .
I think I will keep it that way. If I do need to make any repairs I could remove the extra at the foot and use those blocks to repair the others since I know I would not be able to match the fabric any other way. If I took the foot piece off the finished quilt would be 75 inches square, with an added border I could make it larger.
I plan to finish a few of the works in progress before I start anything new……will see if I can stick to that ;)