I've had this quilt top for almost 2 years, and I'm thrilled to have it finished up. Really, 2 years isn't so bad considering this quilt is at least 80 years in the making.
My aunt sent this quilt top to me in hopes that I'd finish it up. It was started by my great-great grandmother, who passed away in 1932. My grandma thinks it was one of the last quilts she made, so I'm guessing it's 80-90 years old.
The quilt Top is in remarkable condition. There are a few little stains and discolorations, but the fabric has held up really well. I think the design has held up really well too! One of my favorite things about this top is that it fits in with what we'd consider "modern" today.
I echoed the star shapes with some simple quilting in Perle cotton. At some point, I'll go back in and add some quilting in the blank squares. The quilt edges were getting fragile (and I really wanted to be able to put this aside), so I decided to go ahead and bind it. I used this peach Amy Butler solid, which is a near-perfect match to the peach fabric in the quilt. The finished quilt is close to twin size. I'm glad I was able to play a part in putting it together (and I'm extra glad my part didn't involve hand piecing all of those tiny diamonds!).
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