and looky what was inside...
A little old baby quilt!
I seem to remember seeing this little quilt a time or two long, long ago. Notice the well-lovedness of it.
But WHO loved it??? And WHO made it? There are no labels anywhere :-( and my MIL did not sew. Mr. T doesn't remember it.
I sure would like to know its history.
After a careful washing, I began to investigate what it might take to restore.
Something I'd never seen in quilting: Under the worn/torn blocks was another block
and look how fresh it appears!
~ no, I wasn't seeing the back side, but 2 blocks had been stacked and sewn together. No wonder this lil quilt is so H-E-A-V-Y!
Another double block.
The binding is badly frayed, so I've decided to remove it and hopefully replace it with something appropriate to the era.
Maybe I'll find a vintage sheet or some old clothing to piece a binding.
There are a few projects ahead of this one, but it's in line now!