I inherited these two old quilt tops that I am sure were made by one or two of my Great Aunts. They were sisters and lived together in a beautiful big house. They were my Dad's aunts. I loved going to visit at their house. They had beautiful pictures hanging on every wall almost! My Dad also made sure that I got my favorite picture after the last aunt passed on. It was a beautiful picture of a dog. Don't think the dog really belonged to anyone. It was just a painting or print of a dog. But I always loved the picture.
The quilts I am sure are at least 75 years old and I would say they are older than that. I am about to have my 70th birthday next month and I cannot remember ever seeing the aunts working on a quilt. So I am really thinking these might be more like 85 or 90 years old.
The flying geese quilt is all hand pieced. The other one is machine pieced. The lines you see drawn on the blocks in the flying geese are drawn on for quilting. I would like to have that one hand-quilted also. I have never done any hand quilting though. But since it is all straight lines I might give it a try!!
Would you use muslin for backing on these? I am thinking that might be best. Or would you use a different fabric?
I have had these for about 15 or 20 years. I would like to get them quilted so they will be done before my time is up in this world. Both my daughter and daughter-in-law would be proud to inherit them after I am done with them.