I like the design and really like the colors but the stitching I did was the worst I have ever done. I almost put it away except I got some advice from the fellow who does the quilting. He said if I gave this quilt to one of my grandkids, they would love it because it was from me and they would not care if some corners or points don’t line up or the stitches are crooked. None of the stuff that bothered me will make any difference to them. I liked that a lot. So, I finished it. And, I will remember that advice from now on.
I found this unquilted grandmother's fan top at a vintage sidewalk sale in Phoenix. It is both hand and machine pieced, fabrics are likely from 30s-80s. Possibly a multigenerational effort. It was in pretty rough shape, some of the seams were pulled apart and a few of the fabrics were slightly shredded. I repaired with fusible interfacing from the backside and then quilted it pretty heavily. It should stand the test of time now. The upper right block is set in backward. I left it to honor the maker(s).
I wanted to use Christmas colors and have a stained glass design. It did not turn out the way I wanted. Fortunately, the fellow who does my quilting had a very cool design that I think saved the day. Hard to on the top, better on the backing. I joked that maybe I should make the top the backing and the backing the top.