By Tim Latimer
It has been a while since I posted anything here. I was looking through my picture files today and I came across some pictures of a quilt I finished a few years back. I had a rather shabby antique quilt top (1890). It had been washed a few times and it was rather faded, but I thought it would be worth quilting. So here it is.
The pink and tan fabrics were at one time red (hand dyed) so I imagine when it was new it looked a bit different. I did rather simple hand quilting, just outlining by the piece and then echoing in the triangles.
I used 108" wide brown fabric for the backing (no seams!) and turned the backing fabric to the front to bind it.
I used "Warm and Natural" batting and machine washed and dried the finished quilt. The washing and drying give it that crinkled look.
The end result is a "new antique"
I wasn't sure it would be worth the time to hand quilt the old top but I love the result.
Hand Quilting makes everything look better!