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Old 04-25-2019, 11:00 AM
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Hello - I found this hand stitched quilt and am curious if anyone has an idea of when it was finished or can tell me anything about it - Iíve figured itís an Irish chain but thatís all I know. Iím not a textile expert but the small squares to me look like a mish mash of 1930s to at least 1950s. It was pretty yellowed on the top and luckily got most of it out. Looks unused. Havenít been able to find a signature. Donít mind the mess, we are in the process of moving. Thank you!
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:15 AM
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No idea, but that's a great find!
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:25 AM
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No expert here, but fabric looks like 70’s or 80’s to me.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:32 AM
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What a great find! I don't think it is as old as 30's. With that puffy batting, I think it's 70's or 80's too. Maybe it was made from older cotton clothing. Wish I could get that lucky to find a wonderful quilt. Great rescue.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:40 AM
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I can't help with dating it either. But, it is a gorgeous find. Nice rescue. Good luck on your move.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:44 AM
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That is a nice quilt!
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:53 AM
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Wow! That is quite a find! No idea of the date either. It is very bright colors and reminds me of the fabric when I started quilting in the 70's. It would start to yellow if it was stored in plastic. I am afars I would open a small area and see the batting. If it's fluffy poly then definitely not before the 70's. It appears to me someone made this for someone that either didn't care for pieced quilts or was always saving it for a special occurrence. Or as my grandmother would say, 'Saving it for good." So it would be nice when it is needed. But the sad part is, there was never a special enough person/reason to use it.

Two years ago my DH and I made a 5 week trip traveling around west of the Mississippi visiting family and friends. I made kitchen towels for everyone (because it was something everyone needs sometime and I had no idea what their homes were like.) Everyone said they were too pretty to use. But I stressed they did need to be used. I can always make more.

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Lucky you! I side with the others on the board that the quilt is much more recent than the 1930's. You scored a great find.
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Wow! What a great find!! And, I agree, quilts need to be loved, and used, and enjoyed!
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:02 PM
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That is a great find! And a wonderful rescue! How in the world did someone not care enough about it or who made it. I'm glad you are taking care of it. No idea about the year.
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