My friend scored this quilt top years ago at a garage sale with plans to finish it. It's hard enough as a quilter to finish your own projects, never mind picking up someone else's unfinished top as a non-quilter and making it into a usable quilt. She finally decided to take it off her To Do list, by giving the quilt top to me. Hooray!
It measures 84"x68" which means it could make a home on a full size bed, I suppose. The fabrics are not soft, and they're not very tightly woven. Some of them are really charming, though.
The cowboys and the yellow paisley prints are lots of fun. I don't know that the sashing fabric would have been my first choice for a quilt top that required so much work, but it is well pieced.
And all pieced by hand. Shazam. Very impressive. I've never made a block with eight intersecting points.
I guess I have to put that on my To Do list, right along with finishing this quilt top. It's definitely been waiting long enough.
Have you ever taken a vintage quilt top and turned it into a finished quilt? Would it be wrong (or a waste of time) to take the blocks out and sash it with something cuter? The fabric in the blocks is still scratchy. I'd love to know what you think!