I have had this quilt for about 17 years and it has been folded away in a closet all of that time. I didn't make it. It's old. I don't know how old. And it didn't have a binding. Now it does.
I think it will be wonderful hanging above the fireplace. I only wish I knew something of its history. Many years ago I went to a lecture given by the quilt historian, Rod Kiracofe. He invited people to bring old quilts to show afterward, so I took the old bowtie. He said there was no way to know exactly how old or where it might have been made, but it had similarities to nice old Mennonite quilts and he told me it was "very handsome and quite a treasure." I'm glad it will finally have it's chance to show off a little.