It’s sad how the beautiful old silks have worn or crumbled away.
This photo shows how the quilt was actually done on foundation squares and then sewn together.
I wish I could have used this, but the background silk is in shreds.
I know that some “purist” feel that old quilts should not be cut up, but I decided the best way to “salvage” any of this quilt would be do do just that. I struggled to find areas with good fabric. Here is the beginning of my crazy quilt entry. Later I will show you the embroidery and embellishment that I added. The finished quilt will be 16 in X 16 in as the rules demand.