Monday, May 13, 2013

An Antique Quilt

Chris and her mom, Julie brought me this quilt top. It was made by Julie's mother, probably 50-70 years ago. Of course it was hand pieced and the fabrics look to be quite worn. Julie wanted to have it quilted to give to her granddaughter as a wedding gift. It was a rush job as the only chance to get it to the happy couple was this week, otherwise it would need to be shipped overseas.

I quilted a simple meander and varied the size based on the fullness of an area. You can see how the size changes here. I don't think it will be as noticeable after it's washed, and expect it will crinkle nicely.

 Easing in some of that fullness!

Ta-da! The backing is just muslin, as is the binding, which I put on last week.

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