Pattern Name: Rocky Road to Kentucky
Age: 1880s - 1910
Quilting: hand pieced and hand quilted in a Baptist fan style
Material: BEAUTIFUL indigo calico with wax resist prints and mourning fabrics, turkey red paisley, striped, and printed plaids and checks throughout; plaid homespun backing
Heritage: This quilt was found in Illinois and is absolutely wonderful! It is a treasure trove of early indigo calicos, plaids, and prints. The collection of fabrics is truly stunning. The combination with the turkey red ribbon printed fabric is remarkable. There is also a checked stripe along the edges that really adds a lot to the piece. The binding is a thin knife-edge binding. The batting is a thicker cotton batting. Overall a wonderful collector's piece! Presents beautifully!
Condition: Overall the piece is in good condition for its age. There is little wear and very few stains. There are a few spots on the top of the quilt where some of the fabric has worn away, but overall, there is not much to note. There is also one small seam separation on the back. There are very few stains and the piece is simply in excellent condition. It is evident that this quilt was treasured and cared for. Overall, the quilt is strong, sturdy and really a stunner of a piece. This would not be a quilt to wash, but to leave outside in the sun (under a clean white sheet) for a few warm, sunny days. This is the traditional cleaning method for these types of quilts and would be appropriate here.
1880s Rocky Road to Kentucky
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