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Old 05-01-2011, 04:47 PM
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I purchased this old quilt top in a 2nd hand store this winter in New England and I am interested in knowing the approximate date it was made. I believe it is from New England or England and it is made from mostly dress weight wool, all hand pieced. Also, if it is very old should I leave as is or finish making into a quilt. It is in excellent condition. Sorry for posting it sideways.

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Old 05-01-2011, 04:50 PM
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What a great find I have no answers for you sorry but wonderful quilt!
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:51 PM
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Can you give us some close ups of the nine patches and browns?

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looks very old...I'll be watching to see what others say.

I'd leave it as is to preserve the historical value of it.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:55 PM
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Whether or not to finish it into a quilt is entirely up to you. I personally think it helps preserve the quilt top to complete it into a quilt.

It looks early 20th century to me, maybe turn of the century. It's really lovely!
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Beautiful quilt if you don't want to finish it you could fold it and frame in an enclosed shadow box with uv protected glass front.
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