turkey tracks


Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Ohio
70 x 85 inches
Circa 1870

Christmas ... in July ??

First thing I thought when I saw this one ~ What a Great "Christmas Quilt!"

The design, featuring curved seams, is pieced, and is traditionally called "Turkey Tracks."
It is said to have also been called "Wandering Foot."

The 19th century quilt maker made a bold (and successful, to our eye) design choice
in adding the large "Double Dogtooth" borders.

Look how careful she was in resolving the border corners.
Striking graphics!

This one looks great on either a wall or a bed.

The quilt is full of wonderful 19th century cotton prints,
including some available to women even earlier than the 1870s.
Check the photos below to see some  
gorgeous variations of 19th century red and green prints.

The quilt in Very Good - Excellent Condition
No wear, fading or stains. Strong and sturdy, flat and lightweight.

Then only issue is that the green printed cotton in the small squares at every intersection.
has some tiny dye-related popping: very inconspicuous.

Hand quilted
and finished with a separately applied green cotton print binding.

This early beauty looks great hanging!

Price: $735


(click on photos for larger image)

(slight popping visible in center square)