|Horseshoes and anchors 'conversation' print|
|49" W x 61" L|
The small scale (5") baskets and overall size could mean it was made for a crib or youth bed.
A variety of shirtings serve as background to the different indigo baskets and red prints.
The lighter blue is a novelty weave; seen in quilts of the early 20th century and visible in some of the photos below. Though some fabrics may be from the late 1800's, I'd date this quilt c. 1915.
At a distance the blues look the same but the close-ups show the variety. The same goes for the reds.
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|woven stripe - the only non-indigo|
|Example of fading reds|
|'Garabaldi' red and black print|
|Red print with|
widely spaced motifs!
|Hanging Diamond quilting|
In remembrance of those who gave their lives for our country and in gratitude to the brave men and women who continue to serve.