DQ183 Checkerboard Doll Quilt c.1920
19 x 22
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This little cotton quilt is completely hand stitched - we believe by a child as indicated by the stitching on the squares. The squares vary in size and do not line up evenly - small hands learning their way with a pair of fabric shears we imagine. Even the eyelet around the edge is sewn on by hand between the top and backing fabrics. The outer blue, green and white border is made up of 10 or more 'scrap' pieces of the same fabric - probably from a quilt or dress her mother made. The scraps were hand sewn together to form the border. The sweet backing fabric is a pink scroll pattern on off white and it, too, is hand pieced from multiple scraps. This little quilt is not quilted or tied and there is no bat between. A very sweet all hand sewn early 20th century doll quilt.