Pattern Name: The Wanderer
Age: 1930s - 1940s
Quilting: utility quilting - hand pieced and hand quilted
Material: multi-color printed cotton calicos, flour sack fabrics, and bark cloth
Heritage: This quilt was found in Alabama. This is one of my favorite patterns of all time. This is likely because it is my logo! :-) This quilt is colorful, vibrant and a whole lot of fun. There are purposeful mistakes in the pattern layout. Later quilters began to believe that a perfect quilt was bad-luck, so they would intentionally make placement or quilting mistakes to avoid this trap. This quilt has excellent piecing and a really fun and vibrant fruit border. The back is made of four flour sack panels. The quilt is thick and soft and is really a beautiful quilt to use or display.
Condition: Overall the piece is in remarkable condition. There are a few seam breaks and one patch that is worn, but overall the quilt is in impeccable condition. The colors are fast and there is no fading and the fabrics are strong and sure. There are a few small storage stains here and there, but it is obvious that great care was taken to store and care for this quilt over the years. With proper care, it will last many more.
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