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Both sides are pieced by hand and the tops are layered with cotton and reverse tied apx every 4”. This quilt measures 48 x 48” which is very unusual for crib quilt.Crib quilts are generally rectangle shapes measuring apx 36 x 48.The close of the 19th century saw the upsurge in popularity of Victorian Crazy Quilts, those wonderfully exuberant creations of silk, velvet, ribbons and all manner of embellishments. The only reference that I have been able to locate is in a Smithsonian book...amazing ! we are including two detail pictures..there is no way to photograph the whole quilt. All organically hand washed and ready for your approval.Click on the pictures below to see more views of my 18th & 19th Century Antique Quilts. With 700 quilts in my shop sometimes amazing items get overlooked. i An all white quilt....believed to be mid-19th century...110" by 126". This wonderful 19th century conversation print quilt is meant for a fabric junkie.Much of the quilting is difficult to see because of the depth of color in the fabrics. This textile is a beautiful piece of art and could easily be the focal point of your room. Woven in the mid 19th century ironically created using colors that are very much today's palate.
Many of the colonists used homespun, others used rare and expensive imported Chintz fabrics.It’s possible that the original purpose of this quilt was to be used as a lap quilt.You have the optical illusion tumbling blocks on one side and the nine patch block formation on the other. This huge Variable Star Mennonite Quilt is in mint condition and all hand quilted.This gives us a wonderful study of these early calicos.The size of this quilt will fit a full or queen size bed with a double size mattress, or king with a 7 in overhang.