Saturday, May 19, 2012
Garage sale discovery!
The baskets were hand pieced, then appliqued to muslin squares with black running stitch. The edges are also finished with a line of black running stitch all the way around.
There are some age spots and stains, but no tears or fraying -- the fabric seems to have good integrity. The muslin still feels like it has sizing, so I'd bet this quilt has never been washed.
I paid $6 for this beauty, and feel like I got a wonderful treasure! I'll press it and get a better photo soon.