coxcomb four block

Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Pennsylvania
78 x 78 inches
Dated "1937"

A Lesson in Dating Quilts

Well, how would YOU date this PA German quilt?

Before I saw the (subtle, white on white) hand embroidered date on the back of the quilt,
 I had it at "about 1900."

(See last to next photo below for surprise answer.)

Whatever the date, this is a great quilt.
Graphically strong, with terrific color ~ and on a lightly printed ground.

All cottons, hand appliqued and very well made.
 Excellent Condition.

Densely hand quilted in a tight crosshatch of "hanging diamonds."
Good framing with the inner sawtooth border.

Finished with a separately applied white cotton binding.


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