DQ111 Miniature Ohio Star Doll Quilt
Mid 19th century
20 x 20

This little doll’s quilt is a small graphic treasure with its classic palette of red and white. Five hand pieced Ohio Star blocks measuring 5 1/2 inches square have been set with white joining blocks. A red hand embroidered letter ‘D’ resides in one corner – possibly the first initial of the name of the doll to whom this quilt belonged, or her little mother. A 1 3/4 inch white border surrounds the nine inner blocks with a sweet two toned corded binding in the palest of pinks as a final touch. It is treadle machine quilted with diagonal cross hatching spaced 1 inch apart. This is a wonderful little quilt that has been used but lovingly cared for by small hands. There is a small area of smudging on the binding (seen in photo) that does not detract from the quilt. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.