Shoo Fly Quilt, 1860/1880's - QLT
This is a fantastic old quilt from the late 1800's. It has fabrics from the 1860's to the 1880's. There are marvelous fabrics in copper toned madders, madder browns, rust, red browns, over dyed greens, grey, red, blue, and early purples. The borders are in double pink or cinnamon pink fabric. It is 66 x 86" and has a cotton batting. It is hand quilted with 12 to 14 stitches per inch. The backing is a small floral print (see picture). The only wear is on one brown block that has a small tear in one piece of the pattern. This quilt is a marvelous piece of history that has survived in excellent condition. From the condition, it has seen very little usage.