I bought myself an early Christmas present from eBay and it arrived yesterday. I have no idea yet how I will quilt it.
Here are a few examples of similar quilts from the Quilt Index
They aren’t quilted, they are tied quilts. That makes sense to me because of the foundation piecing.
The strips are sewn to a piece of fabric first and then the squares are sewn together to make the top. The extra layer of fabric makes traditional quilting more difficult.
Mine is 80″ x 88″ and it is in pretty good condition. This is the first top of this kind that I have purchased, and I do not know a lot about dating this kind of fabric. A few of the strips of fabric are deteriorating.
I Imagine there are people who are experts at Identifying old muslin sacks…this top has one section with printing on it.
Here are pictures of the blocks, and the backing. (click to enlarge)