(Just look at how badly worn some of these blocks are.)
Once it was deconstructed, though, I ended up with plenty to use. These are just some of the blocks that needed a new piece inserted. There were also quite a few blocks that remained intact.
The original wedding quilt had been pieced by hand. I can't figure out what kind of thread the maker used. It's heavier than sewing or quilting thread, but not as heavy as perle cotton or crochet thread.
I don't want the updated quilt to look too different from the original so I decided to use hand-quilting thread to sew it back together.
Finally, with all the blocks finished, I started adding the sashing pieces.
All the rows are ready now, and I'm starting to add the vertical sashing.
Before you know it I'll have a completed top. Then, it will be time to move on to the next set of decisions that has to be made - what kind of batting to use, what fabric to back it with, how to re-quilt it. Such fun!