Pattern Name: Nine Patch Variation
Quilting: hand-quilted with a Baptist fan quilting; hand-pieced
Material: turkey red, blue, and white solid and printed calico shirting, plant-dyed calicos, and a dark grey sash and block
Heritage: This quilt was found in Ohio. From the same collection as the Wagon Wheel and Bow Tie Variation. The woman that made these quilts had an AMAZING eye for geometry, similar to the Wagon Wheel, this Irish Chain-esque pattern draws the eye over and through the quilt. The fabrics are a wonderful collection of moody blues and all manner of shirtings and indigo-dyed calicos. There are wonderful cinnamon reds as well. The homespun backing is also fantastic and quite complimentary on the quilt.
Condition: Overall the piece is in great condition for its age. There are a few seam separations and a few spots of fabric wear. There is also some wear to the edge of the quilt. This is normal given the age of the piece. The quilt is thick and sturdy. Overall, the quilt is still in great condition. Great care was taken to store and care for the quilt. With proper care, it will last many more years.
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