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Amish Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1920

Amish Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1920


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920: Item # 1334219
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Puss in the Corner is a pattern in which a Nine Patch is set within a block of uneven sized Nine Patches. How it came to the name is an unknown. This fine example is set on a very dark navy ground. The lighter blues are very effective in creating a chain pattern in addition to the Nine Patch. It is mostly cotton with some wool. The backing (which has some unevenness to the color) may be a home dyed fabric. Baskets are quilted in the off blocks; arcs in the border. The front is in pristine condition. The initials DY are cross stitched in red along one edge. It is Amish from the mid West, perhaps Indiana. Made circa 1920; 66" x 76".