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Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

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This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing. It is an unusual color that is accurately represented in the photos. The quilt measures 70 inches square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite origin; circa 1880's.