Not too scary…actually I think it is beautiful! the scary part is all the work it will be to get it into shape to hand quilt it!
Apparently at some point someone decided that it would be a good idea to machine wash it….this is never ever ever ever a good idea on an unquilted top…especially one pieced by hand….it causes excessive fraying of all the seams and raw edges and can cause the entire thing to fall apart.
Whoever washed it then decided that it was so weakened that it needed fixing so they re-sewed the entire thing by machine…also made a few “fixes” of the fabric which caused bunching…and they folded over the outside edges and zig-zag stitched that. It is still a beauty but I have so much to un-do and repair before it will be flat and even and quiltable. looks like it will be nearly redoing the entire thing. All that work can be looked at as scary! But as I said it is beautiful and will be worth it.
Here are some pictures (click to enlarge)
here is an update on the border of the red thread whole cloth…should be done soon…(click pictures to enlarge)