Q8568 Geese in the Pond Variation
c.1885
73 x 76 (185.4 x 193 cm)
New England, possibly Maine
$1,800

This wonderful quilt in excellent condition is a major piece of art! A fabulous added bonus is the very unusual baseball conversation print fabrics included among the indigoes, shirtings, reds, browns and double pinks. Tiny baseball players in early uniforms run, jump and throw in a few different prints across the quilt. The Geese in the Pond blocks are approximately 5 inches square, and the Diamond in a Square border is about 4 ½ inches wide. Functionally hand quilted with straight lines spaced approximately 1 inch apart. A tiny red and white check cotton was used for the 3/8 inch separately applied binding, and the wholecloth backing is a muted light taupe on beige leaf print cotton. Spring is here, and a new season of baseball beckons! Professionally hand washed by Betsey.