I bought this antique (circa 1900) quilt top in 2012
It might be hard to tell from the picture how wonky and puckered it is. It required a remake to get it flat enough to quilt. You can read how I did that here https://timquilts.com/2012/08/08/log-cabin-re-do-begins/
I started the hand quilting and got half done but it got set aside for another project and was forgotten. I got back to it and finished it . The batting is Hobb’s Heirloom Wool. I used YLI black hand quilting thread. Finished size is 75″ x 90″
I washed it and dried it as soon as I finished the hand quilting. Machine washed in a top load washer on gently cycle with warm water and regular detergent with the addition of 2 Tablespoons of Dawn dish washing liquid (the dawn keeps stray dye from bleeding). Dried in the dryer on low temp.
Here it is fresh out of the dryer.
It is hard to see the hand quilting in this light (daylight is best so I’ll take more pics in the morning) but here are more pictures (click to enlarge)
My new light really helped. I can get it very close to the quilt and it helps my vision a lot. I can get back to quilting small stitches again now. It is hard to see the stitching here but it is only about 7 stitches per inch .
I have a bunch of other projects in progress to get done…..