Sometimes I buy a quilt top even though I know I shouldn’t. The one that arrived today is a case in point. I saw it on eBay and loved the simplicity. In the picture I could tell that it wasn’t flat….but I figured it would be relatively easy to fix. This is the picture that the seller posted.
I can tell it isn’t flat, the bottom has a pretty good sized fold in it in the center, but the pictures did not show how bad it is.
This is what the seller said about it:
“This is a vintage machine pieced lone star variation quilt top. Cotton and cotton blends. Some stains. It measures approximately 84″ x 80″
I measured it. It is 74″ wide at the top, 84 inches wide at the bottom, the left side is 99 inches, the right side is 94 inches and here is what it looks like
It is way beyond a simple fix!
I will have to take it apart and start over. I will use all the old pieces of the star and re-cut them to the correct size ,and the border will be cut to the correct length so that it will be closer to square.
It has a lot of potential and I think it will be a great quilt but it is going to be a lot more work than I would have guessed. As you know if you are a regular reader this is nothing I have not encountered before. It really won’t be all that hard to fix and I will post pictures of how i do it soon.