Thursday, 26 March 2015

Antique Quilt Top to Finished Quilt

Last year I bought an antique butterfly quilt top from the shop "A String or Two" on Etsy. The top was in really good condition, with only a spot that looks like maybe a scorch mark from an iron, but not too noticeable.
Antique butterfly quilt
 I used a plain muslin backing and sent it off to Marie of Blueberry Hill Quilts to be quilted. She chose an all-over butterfly pattern that is just a subtle hint back to the appliquéd butterflies in the quilt top. The binding is a 1930's reproduction that is ok colourwise, but a bit too small a pattern for the prints used in the butterfly appliqué.
Butterfly Quilt close up
Although many antique quilts are rarely used, I intend to put this one on the guest bed and to show it off there if I ever get my guest room back from my youngest son! In the meantime, this quilt is hanging on the quilt rack in the dining room and I'm enjoying looking at it every day!

--Ann

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