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Hourglass Crib Quilt: Circa 1890
This Hourglass crib quilt can be seen as several different patterns. There is the diagonal design in which the indigo triangles make up the bow tie. Alternatively, the primary pattern can be seen as the indigo Four Patch with the light triangles making up the Hourglasses. The binding is the back turned over to the front. While every indication is that it has been this way for many years, it is odd that on one edge, pieces of each block seem to be cut off. This is visible in thumbnail photos. Mea
Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Dramatic version of a Birds in the Air crib quilt done in a dark green calico. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Continued use of the triangles to create the sawtooth border was an excellent choice. The white triangles are quilted with squares and the border with double diagonal lines. Measurements are 31" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1880.