Here is a picture of the entire quilt:
This quilt is entirely hand pieced. If you take a look at the last two rows, you begin to see fabrics that do not appear anywhere else in the quilt. I think she was running out of scraps! Also, look at the fabrics that are 3rd from the left on the bottom row and on the far left on the 2nd bottom row She didn't have a big enough piece for either one of these pieces and pieced them together.
I am planning on quilting this following the wavy curves and stitch in the ditch like this:
What should I use for the binding?
Update: I have spoken with a professional quilt appraiser via e-mail and when the weather calms down am considering driving this a few hours to get it appraised. But what she did tell me was every interesting. She said that this quilt marker had what appraisers would call a "deep scrap bag" which means it spanned several decades, the most recent being from the 1940's. So some of these fabrics may possibly be as old as the 1920's. Fun! I also neglected to show you what the back looks like and a closeup of the hand stitching. Such tiny stitches!
This quilt is not using the traditional make a block and sew them together method, the appraiser I spoke with said she possibly used some sort of applique method. Interesting!
Thanks for reading about my journey with this vintage quilt and a reminder, I am hoping to finish this quilt with fabrics from this era so if you have anything from the 1920's through 1950's that would go well with this quilt, please feel free to contact me! Just leave a comment on this post and I'll get back with you. Thanks so much for stopping by!
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