Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A vintage quilt top acquisition

Just before Christmas, I acquired this lovely vintage quilt top.  All hand pieced 1'' hexagons.  It's HUGE.  Close to 100'' square.  It's only drawbacks are:
1.  It needs to be quilted (which means I need to find a suitable backing material!)
2.  The faded spots on the fold lines.  I love the effect it gives in the parts between the flowers, but not so much on the borders.  I'm hoping that quilting will give the borders a new perspective though, because it would be nice to leave it the size it is!

It all seems to be in excellent condition apart from the faded parts.  Material seems good and strong, and I can't wait to see it in a finished quilt!  Just love a good hexagon quilt!


  1. Wow! Thanks for sharing that lovely eye candy! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Don't forget to show us (which is something I would do!) and leave us in suspense!

  2. I absolutely love this piece. I'm not sure I could add another stitch to it, so I agree with what Jodi said - let us know what you do!