excavation, part 2: removing the top pieced layer from the backing and pulling away the batting...
i've only done this corner so far, to see, and here's what's left of the pieced top...
it's so beautiful, but so very delicate.
i'm not sure that re-backing it will enhance it or make it last.
and what are these fabrics, anyway?
they look and feel gauzy, organza-ish.
no wonder she whose stitches i've removed encased it inside the other quilt.
what to do, what to do..