Flying Geese 1900
ca 1900. 85x77. The cheddar color is a clue that this was made in Pennsylvania, although it was found in Illinois. Cheddar sashing filled with faded green triangles (the geese) surround 5-inch square red blocks. There are alternating three-inch square cornerstones of cheddar and green. The backing is solid red and comes around to the front to form the binding. This piece is hand and machine pieced. The quilting is in parallel lines and squares at 9st/in in dark thread. The batting is medium weight. The vibrant colors make the quilt startling in spite of the fading of the green, in fact, the green pleasantly tones the quilt down a bit.
-Item is pictured on a modern size queen bed.