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One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890

One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1137331
 $215 
215.

This charming One Patch Doll Quilt was either the practice piece of a child or the work of a mother whose good intentions exceeded her skill. I believe it was meant to be a One Patch with all equal squares. Overall, it does "read" like a checkerboard pattern but in fact, some of the blue striped blocks are elongated rectangles (one in a different direction than the others) and some of the red blocks are narrowed. It is hand quilted in brown thread. Measures 16 1/2" square. There is a hole in one of the squares that is visible in thumbnails. Virginia origin; circa 1890.