I recently went to a large flea market antique show and I saw this quilt top and I was instantly drawn to the colors. After talking with the seller, it turns out that the topper was made many , many years ago by a German woman . Though the seller said the fabrics are German, they actually look Dutch to me but that did not matter because I liked the blue. Once home I was able to really look at it and though some of the blocks did not appeal to me, nor the layout, I was going to leave it as is for the sake of preservation. Determined to clean this topper up, I was going to hand wash it but decided against it because of the sheer size of it. It is King size! So , I washed it in the delicate cycle . Not a good move. Some of the blocks have come apart , actually they look like they ripped apart. My husband says that the quilt top may have dry rotted and of course washing it made it worse. Anyway, I really have no idea what to do. I only like the blue dutch looking blocks and the soft flowers. The other blocks are made of some coarse fabric . The sashing blue I do like very much, but after pressing it, I realized that the sashing is actually a bed sheet. So, unless I get better advise from my blog friends, I will take out the blocks I do like, purchase better quality blue fabric, maybe some red since there is some red in those blocks and come up with something else. Ideas and suggestions are welcome.