I have been working on this in between quilts. It was in a bag of donated fabrics I received several years ago. Just one lonely block, hand stitched, stained and in bad shape.
I soaked it in the sink with Oxyclean and it cleaned up nicely.
Then, I trimmed off the worst of the edges...
...trying to preserve as much of the points as I could.
I drew a 9.5 inch square on a piece of muslin and ironed it nice and flat and square on my ironing board. While the quilt block was still wet, I stretched, nudged and pinned it to fit. Here it is pinned to my ironing board to dry.
After it was dry, and before I took the pins out, I starched and steamed it with my iron to coax it into shape. The perimeter is nice and square, but the center will always be skewed a bit.
Quilted it to a piece of muslin with a scrap of Hobbs 80/20.
I had a hard time finding a 9 inch square frame. I ordered this from Amazon and I didn't have much choice of color or style in this size. I am framing a few more old quilt blocks and will then decide if I keep it black or paint them and give them a rustic finish.
I think the tilted center gives it a bit of charm.
For now, I stuck it in this little vignette. But, I have other plans for this and other's like in the near future. I will share when I get that project done this spring.