I took a break from quilting yesterday...well sort of. I had a client pick up a finished quilt, delivered another and began to load yet another...but when i was out and about, i could not help but slip into a couple antiques shops. Look what i found!! It's just the top, all hand pieced but beautifully done and it's actually quite 'square'. i won't be able to quilt this anytime soon but can't wait for that day! Oh, and the price i paid... $25. I have no idea the age of this quilt, but it is very very clean and no stains at all.
How should i quilt this?
Here's another quilt top i purchase this past summer at the same antique shop. i paid $15 for this one. It is all hand pieced and was pretty dirty...so i sprayed the stains and yes, i threw it in the washer and dryer...i was afraid i'd pull it out of the washer to find only a ball of threads...nope, it looks beautiful!
It's not quite as 'square' as the red quilt but i can work with it. You will notice on the left edge, star points...can you see the stars? Three of the edges have star points but the top edge has an extra row. My friend Cindy suggested i just remove it. She's so smart! To quilt this one, i'll probably enhance the stars somehow...do you have any ideas??