Basket with Handles and Triangles, Charm Quilt 1860-1880
1860-1880. 70x84. Illinois, USA. This amazing fully hand pieced quilt is a good example of the unusual colors of the era as well as an unusual variation of the basket pattern. Six baskets across and three facing up and three facing down. The set blocks are butterscotch with a white weave, while the colors of the baskets are different reds, madders, blues, green drabs and gray prints. The backing is muslin, and the binding is the front fabric taken to the back in a narrow trim. The quilting is 8-9 st/in and 1/2 in apart. This quilt is in excellent condition.
-Item is pictured on a modern size queen bed.