Sunday, October 9, 2011

Design wall 10-10-11



Here's a quilt "revival" I'm working on. A number of years ago (ok, about 15) I bought this top at an antique store that was going out of business in Tyler, Texas. It was half price - I think I paid something like $40 or so. I don't know anything about its history. It looks like authentic 30's-40's fabric, but they're in absolute pristeen condition - the colors are so sharp and the fabric is like-new feeling. But I don't think they're reproductions. Any way, as you can see, it's unfinished. There's not enough of the border to go all the way around.

So my next project is to take the border off the two sides it's on, cut in in half lengthwise, put it on as a narrow border and then put a wider border on. I'm determined to use something from stash as I'm still on my quest to use what I have before buying more.

When I get this complete I'll have to count the number of tops needing quilting and then get serious about which are going to the longarmer and which get hand-quilted.

7 comments:

Jane said...

What a great find!

Quilty Conscience said...

What a lovely project to work on! Good for you!

Chris said...

What a great find. I love 30s prints. They are always so cheerful.

AnnieO said...

So pretty! Definitely deserves your loving attention. Have fun pulling out stash to play with this quilt.

Julie in WA said...

Oh, so beautiful! Kuddos to you for preserving it! This one definitely needs to be hand quilted!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I am a firm believer that you can never have too many tops waiting to be quilted. That said - your fan top is just beautiful.

Alycia said...

How fun!!! I bet it is cool to see all the fabrics