You know I’ve been working hard on my UFO list. The number that was chosen was #9. This is my #9.
This is not my quilt. The owner is a friend of mine. She was going through her mother’s cedar chest and found it. Her mother has passed away so she doesn’t know its origin. She only knows that it’s a quilt top that was in her mother’s cedar chest and she wishes it was quilted. She asked me to quilt it for her. I told her I would look at it.
It is in poor shape.
Someone washed the top before it was quilted so there are LOTS of strings on the back.
The seams are uneven…check that out where the white fabric is…Yep. All that is seam allowance.
The white fabric…is thin. You can see the fabric of my ironing board cover through the fabric.
There is damage at the center. I think that is fixable, but it’s a little more difficult because the quilt top was washed.
But…it is so pretty. So pretty. I adore the colors.
I can’t get it to lay flat. you can see the seams don’t come together well.
But…it’s so pretty. I adore the colors. (yes, I know I already said that but it bears repeating!!)
Some tugging and pulling went into putting this together. You can see the puckers.
The biggest problem is that it doesn’t lay flat. Quilting it would be challenging. I’m okay with that but…Admittedly, I’m a little nervous about it.
You can see this was a small budget quilt. The white is pieced in so many places.
Of all the big star quilts that I’ve seen, the colors of this are likely my favorite.
This is the polka dot fabric that’s in the quilt…so cute.
So I need some advice readers…Do I try to machine quilt this?
I’m wondering if I should layer backing, batting, plain white fabric, and then then the top.
Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I love the owner of the quilt and would really like to help her keep a mom memory piece if I could. Hmm.