Monday, August 8, 2011

Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt Top

I'm so excited - scored a vintage quilt top that I plan to finish! It is a beautiful Grandmothers Flower Garden. The top and bottom are square and the sides are scalloped. Can anyone date this material? I know it's old - it sure smelled like it!

Am asking all you quilters out there to let me know how you would finish it. Want to hear your ideas please! How would you quilt it?

What kind of backing would you use? I really want to do this quilt top justice so would appreciate your advice!


fabriquefantastique said...

looks like you have a dynamic 30s 40s the way she has set those nile green triangles as well. Quilt 'in the ditch' or outline each hexagon, back with a plain color or white (your choice) and have a narrow matching bias binding. Fairly lightweight batting.
Pam, thats a stunner....

Warm Hugs Design said...

Oh Jan, thanks for letting me know all the great info! I so trust your judgement. Am thrilled to hear it is from the 30s or 40s - was hoping so. Sad how some family don't value things like this and just tossed it aside. Lucky me they did!

Warm hugs,