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More vintage fun!

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Another vintage top finished!  I added muslin borders to make it bigger and quilted with a simple butterfly meander.

jean-hoy-2The butterflies are all done by hand.  Look at the details in the stitches – especially that Blanket Stitch!  Amazing art!

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It’s always a privilege for me to finish these vintage tops.  Most have been “safely” tucked away and no one gets to enjoy the art from the past.

Years ago I would cringed when one was brought to me – Should I quilt this?  Is it valuable?  Will machine quilting lessen the value?  Will the “quilt police” show up?  Can they be quilted by machine?  I had lots of questions and the only answer seemed to be -NO – never machine quilt vintage quilts!

Never being one to take NO for an answer I’ve quilted many vintage tops over the years.  And many who’ve had those quilt tops tucked away are now able to use, display and enjoy some family treasures.

Do you have some quilts or quilt tops tucked away?