I mainly collect quilt tops (vintage and antique), and hand quilt some of them as time permits. Once quilted I use them, and keep them. I also use the unquilted tops for lectures, to demonstrate about designs, styles, construction, fabrics, planning the quilting, repair, etc.
Occasionally I will hand quilt a project for a friend. I have an exciting friend protect that I plan to start in the new year.
This beauty is in perfect condition except for a bit of dirt. It’s corners are cut out to fit a poster bed as was common in antique quilts. I would not want to add corner pieces to it because even though it is how we make quilts now I want to keep it as close to it original intent as possible. I love the design, the colors, the fabrics, the boarders ….everything about it just makes me happy. I am looking forward to getting to work on it.
here are some pictures (click to enlarge)
I want to do this justice by quilting it as much as I can like it would have been quilted in the era it was made.
Here is an example of the kind of dense quilting that I plan for this.
I will be using a thin cotton batting and a muslin backing to match the front.
I will post progress along the way when I get going on it, but I thought you might like a teaser of things to come.