Over 3000 1" squares of calico and cotton were used to construct this wonderful quilt. Most of the fabrics are nineteenth century or early twentieth century, but the backing is the bright pink of the Depression Era; this quilt may have been pieced over many years but was completed around 1930. The quilt is in excellent original condition; it has been used little or not at all. The "turkey reds" are still dark, the black and brown calicos are intact, the chrome yellow still very bright. The overall design is a graphic chain, achieved by turning the double nine patch squares on the diagonal. This quilt is hand-pieced as well as hand-quilted at 8-9 stitches per inch. The quilting is in a simple straight-line design. It is 100% cotton, washable in cold water. The quilt is clean and has been carefully preserved. It has been in a collection since the 1980's and was found in the Chicago area. It measures 75" X 94," a full size, and it is shown on a full sized bed. This elegant Victorian quilt would make a wonderful wall hanging.