What shall I do with this pretty little antique quilt? My friend Barb was giving it away to the local charity shop, but I snagged it before it was too late. It is composed of 24 four inch wool hand stitched log cabin blocks, with strips about 1/2" wide. I can see indigo foundation fabric through the moth holes, and can feel no batting behind the blocks. There is a sweet sateen ruffle around the edge that has faded from cherry red to light pink. This must have been a doll quilt for some very lucky child.
I plan to wash it, but then what? should I take it apart and salvage the best blocks? Should I put a bird on it? What do you think?