Saturday, April 2, 2011
I found this quilt a while back and could not pass it up because it is so sweet - and a little unusual, I think.
It surely was made to cover a very specific bed, as it measures 42" x 75". Each basket block measures 8 1/2" square. It is hand-pieced and hand-quilted.
Note that there are side borders that finish in a knife edge with tiny prairie points showing. When the quilt historian saw this, she opined that those might be commercially made prairie points, once popular like manufactured binding was. Of course, she is likely on to something here. It came from Ottawa, Kansas.