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Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1880; Lancaster Co.,Pa.

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Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1880; Lancaster Co.,Pa.

Mariner's Compass quilt done in the most typical of eastern Pennsylvania ( Lancaster County, in this case) calico fabrics. Interesting use of the diamond inner border usually seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. Fabrics are all strong and intact; several very light stains are not obtrusive. Measures 87" square; circa 1880. A well made example of a pattern that is very difficult to execute.

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