Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Pennsylvania
78 x 78 inches
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.
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.
(click on photos for larger images)