Here is a late nineteenth century quilt in never-washed condition. The fabrics are crisp and the quilt lays perfectly flat. There is a sleeve sewn to one edge; the piece has been hung for display. It has a bit of fading of the olive-brown calico but is otherwise in excellent condition. The backing and binding are unbleached muslin. The backing has been rolled over and blind-stitched onto the front edge to form the very narrow and meticulous binding. The pattern is a basic nine-patch, executed in pink and olive brown calico and unbleached muslin; it is a basic, every-day, Victorian country quilt. All fabrics were in popular use from around 1865-1890. Incredibly tiny and even hand-stitching was used in the construction of the top; the hand-quilting is an expert 10-11 stitches per inch. This quilt measures 71" X 82," a twin size or small double-bed size. It is washable if you should choose to wash it; it is clean as found. The quilt was found in a northern Chicago suburb. This quilt is perfect to display in your country home.
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