Barbara Wells, a regular reader, recently asked me if I would like some antique blocks that she had been saving for a number of years. Of course I wanted them! And what great blocks they are! Thank you so much Barbara!! They came a few days ago and I got the chance to take some pictures today.
Also included with the blocks was the beautiful blue fabric that the blocks are shown on here. These blocks are in such great shape and will make a beautiful quilt!…thanks again Barbara….check back for progress.
I also got another project in the mail yesterday…(this one I had to pay for 😦 )
It is a beautiful quilt top…I think about 1900 or so. The problem with this one is the color bleeding.
I normally do not wash antique tops before I quilt them. I believe that the quilting actually strengthens the fabric. The more delicate antique fabric is attached to the new backing and batting….making it stronger and able to stand up to the washing machine. In this case I think I will soak it and try to get most of the bleeding removed and then quilt.
I will post some pictures of that process soon
(I just realized that this is my 250th post)