WOW! This is a one of a kind piece! It is a vintage baby quilt (it may have been made to lay over a pillow or as a lap quilt, but I believe that it is a baby quilt). The squares are made of pale blue silk and ecru needle lace. Each square has robins egg blue silk ribbon between it. The silk squares are hand embroidered with silk flowers. Each silk square is different! The flowers are done in vibrant colors of yellow, red, green, burnt orange, white, & pale pink. The center square says FRANCISCA, which I assume was the baby's name. The silk is in great shape for its age. The center square shows the most wear in the silk which I tried to photograph so you can see. The handmade lace is very stiff and is in good shape.
Backing: I believe that the backing was put on at a later time because it is machine sewn on. Even though it may have been put on later, it was still done many years ago. The backing is done in a pale blue cotton fabric. This back fabric shows some fading.
Measurements: 40.5 x 26 inches Each square is approx. 8.5 x 7.5 they each vary slightly
I have been afraid to wash this piece so it has some spots on it from age, but it is nothing noticeable. This is a beautiful piece, and it deserves a home that will appreciate it for its age and beauty.