Closeups of the Quilt
Here are some more pictures of the quilt I discovered yesterday.
There is a large one HERE, and a very large one HERE (do not attempt on dialup)
The reverse is a red flanelette with black spots, faded in places:
There is rudimentary embroidery on a few points, such as this piece, which I am unsure if it was added before or after the patch was appliqued on:
And I have to look very carefully - I think a number of the patches correspond to dressmaking scraps - where you can see what was cut from the fabric to make the scrap.
So - can any of you experts out there suggest a date, based on the fabrics??? Not that I have carried out a serious analysis of them yet. I was just gob-smacked yesterday.
Hey, Googs, you could put off an overseas trip to see this, couldn't you???? I will be there again Friday.