I have another antique quilt top to share today. I have not seen the pattern before but it is rather simple. Two things drew me to this top. First are the alternating solid squares. The solid squares leave a lot of room for me to do some nice hand quilting. Hand quilting always shows better on those unpieced areas. Second is the fabrics. There is a great variety of fabrics! When dating a quilt top I have to look at the entire piece and find the “newest” fabric. The top could not have been made before the date of the newest fabric. I am NOT an expert on antique fabric but I have hundreds of quilt tops and have looked at a lot of antique fabric….My best estimate is 1890, much of the fabric predates that but some is not. it is always fun to look at all the fabrics and every time I look at it I see one that I missed before.
As always I took a lot of pictures so here they are (click pictures to enlarge)
Now Back to work