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.