Thursday, April 23, 2015

Vintage Thingie Thursday

Last fall I received this quilt from a couple who purchased it at an auction.
They asked me to put a back on it and a binding.  The lady passed away before I could get the repair done.  I finished the work on Friday and handed the quilt to her mate at the memorial service Saturday morning.  He was so excited, he spread the quilt out on the trunk of his car to view it.  His joy at viewing the quilt was worth all the hours I put into it.
Before I did anything to the quilt, I took it to an appraiser.  I didn't want to ruin the value of the quilt by doing work on it. 
The appraiser didn't recommend appraising it and to go ahead with the request for backing and binding. 
The quilt is 123 years old. 
The quilt measure about 83" x 84".  It contains many different types of fabrics, velvet, suitings, silk which is fractured, wool, cotton.
The back was very interesting civil war type fabrics, it is foundation pieced.
Of course, I forgot to take a picture of the back. 
I laid it out on a sheet on my deck to try and get a picture of it.
I tied the backing on with embroidery floss using buttons as support.  It was a fabulous quilt with all the hand embroidery and variety of fabrics.
Yours in quilting,

1 comment:

  1. You are soooo very talented. I just love being along for the ride. ( ps-my comments always get returned, but I think you can see them anyway)