Well, maybe not antique, but it's old! My grandmother, Nonny, made it. My grandmother was a seamstress, and she sewed many of my dresses and other clothing when I was a kid. And the clothes of my 3 sisters. Some for my brother. Outfits for my cousins. She made dresses for my mom. And she made all of her own clothing. I doubt if she ever owned a store bought dress....oh, and I never saw her in anything but a dress! Back in the olden days women wore housedresses, you know! But, back to the quilt top.
All of this sewing gave my grandmother many scraps. And she saved them all! Left over fabric was cut into 6 inch squares, and sewed into quilt tops. Most of the time she finished the quilt with backing, batt, and then tied them with colorful yarn. For some reason when she gave me my quilt, it was just the top, unfinished. And guess what? It has been resting in my cedar chest ever since, still unfinished. I was doing some digging in the dark recesses of a closet yesterday and I found it. I thought I should check out the condition of the fabrics before I even considered completing it, so I spread it out on the floor and looked it over carefully. The ancient fabrics, think 1950's and 60's, are in really good shape, and I think I could have it quilted.