Pattern Name: Square in Square
Quilting: hand pieced and tied
Material: BEAUTIFUL wax resist indigo calico and plaid shirting with black mourning fabric throughout; wool whole cloth backing
Heritage: This quilt was found in Tennessee and is just wonderful! The combination of colors is really striking. The black and blue combination with peach plaid shirting materials is quite striking. The quilt is a wonderful example of an early tie quilt. The ties are small and made of a matching pale peach yarn. The backing is a whole cloth wool backing with cotton batting. It's a wonderful example of an early tie quilt and a lovely intro collector's piece.
Condition: Overall the piece is in great condition for its age. The top shows a few small stains and a few spots of general wear. There is some fade to the calico, but this was more likely due to the unstable dye originally than anything else. The back of the quilt is a soft flannel backing that shows some pilling. 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.
1910s Square in Square
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