I found this top at an antique store in Cibolo, TX, right next to a wonderful bbq joint called Harmon's. What a winning day, bbq and quilt tops on our road trip. This top was hand pieced and was in a pile of tops, smoky smelling and dirty. I gently soaked it in Retro Clean before I layered and quilted it.
Some may think that I should have hand quilted this, but I feel as though I rescued it, therefore, I had the right to quilt it however I pleased. My opinion is that there are not enough hand quilters in the world to rescue all the unfinished tops!
So I layered this with wool and cotton (2 batts) and played with different designs. I wanted to do an overall design instead of putting the same motif in each white snowball block. So I divided it up and played. Really, this was so fun (and not monotonous at all).
I started in the center with a feather design, then finished with feathers in the outer half snowball blocks.
I even put this on my longarm for the section with the pumpkin seed designs. But my skills aren't so great on the longarm, so I finished it up on my sitdown machine.
I hope you enjoy this quilt, it is going to live at my house and keep me warm this winter.
"It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new." Tony Visconti
Have a great day, Karen