My great-grandmother hand-pieced this top almost 50 years ago. It was never finished and never treasured; being used as a paint drop cloth and ironing board cover. At least one of the non-yellow fabrics has rotted away. My mom wants me to finish it for her. It has turned into a monster! I don't know what to do with it. If I tear it apart and start over, it will be left for MY great granddaughter to finish. I've looked at embellishing it with beads, buttons, applique, etc. It does not help that the top does not sing to me - it is rather bland. It is approximately 48" x 75" and I don't think it would stand up to being used (maybe should be a BIG wallhanging).
How can I salvage this piece of history? Thanks in advance to this super group of quilters!
Great Grandmothers top of my school clothes
Back side of top, paint spots peeking through
Tucks like this appear throughout top