Q9025 Mennonite Four Patch Crib Quilt
40 x 54 (101.6 x 137.2 cm)

A Mennonite cotton crib quilt both well loved and sweet! Four patch blocks measure 3 ⅜ x 3 ⅜ inches and are hand pieced. Treadle machine piecing was used to attach the 3 ⅜ x 3 ⅜ inch joining blocks. There is a range of dates for the fabrics used - the newest c.1940 - attesting to this little creation’s scrap bag origins.

The backing is treadle machine strip pieced, as is typical of Mennonite quilting, in 3 inch wide solids, calicos, polka dots, and windowpane plaids - see detail images. There is some shadowing on the fabric which washing did not remove. There is sparse batting between the top and backing and it is top tied using a soft blue cotton floss. The 1/2 inch applied binding is ivory cotton and is treadle machine topstitched.

A sweet crib quilt, used and loved, in excellent condition. As with all our quilts you may ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.