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Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania

Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1395453
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After much searching, I have not found a comparable pattern to this. It is closest to those known as Wandering Foot; Burr and Thistle or The Swallow. Unlike them, this quilt has a square center while the others have centers with a curved or concave square. Regardless of the name, this quilt is well made. It is quilted with diamond patterns. Placing the blocks so that the tails abut one another creates an unexpected secondary pattern. The border is a luscious print that combines well with the rust and greens of the body of the quilt. The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 80" square. Hanover, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.