Q7001 Railroad Crossing with 9 Patch

74 x 76 inches
Erie, Pennsylvania

Pieced by machine and quilted by hand, this quilt has been created with c.1865 Turkey red along with white fabric. I think this may have been made later because it was machine pieced. Coming from Erie, the symbolism of the quilt may be related to the maker's husband’s work on the railroad. Created in apx 14” square blocks joined by 5-1/2” sashing. The binding was made by turning the back fabric to the front and machine stitching it down. The quilting design indicates to me that this was made later than the fabric. It also appears that this fabric was previously used.