I was recently given 2 quilts which are hexagon flower quilts (which I call Grandmother's flower garden) The quilts themselves are almost 100 years old. They were made for twin boys who were born in 1904. The outside of the quilts look ok for being almost 100, the inside portion of the quilt has suffered. Mainly sun damage from lying near a window on a bed, then an accidental washing to an already delicate quilt. The hexagons near the center are practically non existant.
I wonder if I should try and restore them, or simply fold them so the outside blocks are showing and just hang them on my quilt racks. I've never restored a hexagon quilt and not sure if it was paper pieced or what.
This is quilt 1: green solid hexagons
quilt 2: blue solid hexagons
example of good blocks:
example of a shredded block:
Part of me wants to leave them exactly as they are... I just don't want them to deteriorate further. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!