Okay here goes. I have a quilt top and back at my house that was made by my Grandmother who died in 1970. The year I was born. The top and back are both made from old scraps of material, old clothes, old curtains and anything she found that would be suitable for quilts. I love them both and don't know what to do. I want to have them hand quilted I think but, I don't know if that would be appropriate. I have amish people in the surrounding communities that you can hire to do quilting. If I do that should I use the top and the back or should I use a differnt material for the backs and turn the back into another quilt top. You see the top and back are both a diagonal pattern pieced. The entire quilt is sqares but, the use of her colors I think makes it beautiful. As the story goes. The quilt was made during the years of the great depression. They owned a candy store and worked long hours. My Mom was born in 1933 so she was quite young. She remembers her mother coming in from the candy making and falling in a chair to listen to the radio and pick up a piece from one of the many baskets that were scattered around her chair. It might be quilts, or crocheting, or knitting, or whatever else. The machine broke and so the majority of the top is sewn together by hand. This quilt is very special to me. It is still in two separate pieces and I want it done but, done right to fit the time of the fabric and the age of the quilt. Please help me I don't know what to do. any in put is appreciated. I have included pictures. it should and will be a family heirloom. She died in the year I was born. So I never got to meet her. any suggestions are appreciated.
This is the top
This is the back
The top is cotton the back is flannel