Q8660 Double Irish Chain, Red and White

c. 1885
73 x 82 inches
New England

This Double Irish Chain in red and white was created around c.1885. Heavier in weight, this quilt was made to keep one warm. For some unknown reason it was never used. It is comprised of 2-1/4” squares making up the Irish chain. These squares have been pieced by both hand and machine, sending us a clue that possibly more than one person helped in making this quilt. The Turkey red 1/4” binding is hand applied. The squares are red, not Turkey red as the binding is earlier turkey red that dates from before the Civil War. The entire quilt has been quilted in a diagonal grid apx 1-3/4” apart with what I would call sort of beginner's quilting. :-) This happy quilt has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is ready to be seen on approval.