I found a few treasures at the antique mall.
The bear paw quilt top is probably the only way
I will ever end up with a red and white quilt.
It has just nine blocks but measures 76x78.
It is both faded and stained in spots.
The two 9-patch tops are made with many of the same fabrics and blocks,
are similar in size at approximately 69x87,
and I am sure were meant to be a pair by the maker.
My favorite of these 9-patch tops is the one on the right.
Unfortunately, someone has washed these two tops
and the one in the middle has blocks that are falling apart as a result.
The vendor acknowledged this and sold it to me for half the asking price.
I might consider taking it apart to use the good blocks
to make the other one a bit larger.
We'll see. Maybe I will be up for an attempt at the repairs.