What dates might these quilt fabrics be?

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  1. JenniferO

    JenniferO Registered Guest

    Found in an on-line auction, this quilt is all cotton. Diagonal strips form squares. All cotton fabrics backed with? Source said it came out of a storage trunk in Alabama. Sturdy construction. Hand stitched. . IMG_0489.JPG
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  2. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    I see 1930's and both possibly earlier and later. Scrap bags saved for quilts often covered decades. Lack of any synthetics or blends dates it earlier rather than later.
    Marian
     
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  3. JenniferO

    JenniferO Registered Guest

    Any particular fabric that gave you a clue?
     
  4. Vinclothes

    Vinclothes Alumni +

    Google reproductions of 1930's cotton prints and you will see many similarities in colors and patterns. Nice piece of folk art.
    Marian
     
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  5. JenniferO

    JenniferO Registered Guest

    I took a look! Thank you. I thought the quilter had a lot of fun putting her pieces together in a lively fashion. It was different in that the top was quilted to backing without any batting. Does that tell us something about its intended use? Or?
     
  6. Vinclothes

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    Maybe it was to be used as a bedspread or throw rather than for warmth. I can see it across the back of a settee. Enjoy.
    Marian
     
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