No, I didn't make it, I'm not that old,,yet.
But, I did cut it up, after I had it on the wall for a while.
The silk was rotting in places pretty bad.
I also had a living to make. So I made doll clothes, and other things to sell.
Back then you could get really great old quilts very cheep.
I can't even begin to tell you how many cutter quilts I took apart.
Then sometimes the inside was really great and usually the backing. I saved all of it.
I wonder about M.E. and what her life was like in 1887, and how many other fabulous needlework projects she left behind. I kept some of the prettiest parts of course.
This is a hanging pillow thingy I made from another quilt. I had to repair it a bit, but I tried not to change it. I have another piece of that black velvet area with beading someplace.
Sweet fan, star, and umbrella.
This is the backing fabric.
I made this pouch from quilt scraps about 15 yr. ago.
It held my business cards at the trade shows.
It's ok to take cutter quilts apart, it's hard to make the first cut sometimes.
Old quilts are coming down in price I have noticed.
An antique dealer told me the young people don't care for them.
I have a hard time believing that.
What do you think?