Sometimes I wonder what I was thinking. When I unpacked this top and looked at it I had a moment where I thought I must be crazy. Why would I want a quit top that is such a mess? Do I need to save every orphan?
Teddy says no JUST ME.
Here is what the eBay seller had to say about it in the listing
VINTAGE (PRE 1980) LARGE HANDSTITCHED QUILT TOP
102″ X 81″
PATCHWORK SCRAP FABRIC
FRIENDS MOM WHO PASSED AWAY HAD STARTED THE PROJECT YEARS AGO, AND HAS BEEN PACKED AWAY
THERE IS A STAIN ON AN IVORY PIECE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT COME OUT, APPEARS TO BE MAYBE TEA OR COFFEE SPILL, BUT NOT SURE
UNIQUE AND MADE WITH LOVE
It looks like it was for sure made with scrap fabric….some of the fabric is pretty cool
It is anything but square
where things didn’t fit just take a few tucks.
the really unusual thing is the stitching
looks like about 2.5 stitches per inch and that ‘thread’ looks like string!
So I have to decide what to do with it. I think I can take it apart into rows, press it and sew it back together to make it flat. I like the crazy look
Maybe I am not crazy…time will tell.
here are some more pictures (click to enlarge)