I would be sure to give in my instructions to the quilter that I prefer as few of the quilting stitches go over the hand stitching as possible. It can be quilted diagonally over the squares which will hold the "quilt sandwich" together without ruining the hand work.
Such lovely work. And what a treasure. I have been gifted several quilts that were made by my Grandmother and her lady friends. I can remember the quilt rack set up in her living room with the ladies around it hand quilting while we played underneath it. Seeing this quilt brings back wonderful memories. Thank you for sharing.
This is what is so lovely about old quilts, you could
almost feel the love with every stitch they.
What a wonderful piece of art you have been gifted by them...I'm with Betsey and Chris...you must have a label and include all of the historical documentation you have...fantastic!
Fabulous family heirloom! Those stitches are amazing! I agree with Betsey, make sure you make a record of names, dates, and location. And, as Toogie suggested, having it hand quilted, if possible, would be in keeping with the age of the quilt. Thanks for sharing the picture with us. Hugs*, Deb
That's what it's all about, family! Wonderful quilting.
Fantastic work and I agree with Betsey, make sure this quilt is signed etc. Love Chris
This is great and I love the family history about it. One of my childhood mem memories is of my mother sitting in the back garden creating patchwork/paper piecing. I have a quilt she made as does my brother. I also have a bag of unfinished work and seeing this I see I need to finish it
A lovely family piece. Be sure to include their names and an approximate date and city, county, state on the label for future family members.
Great hand work! Will you quilt it or send it to be long arm quilted? You should hand quilt it too, if possible.