Featured Antique log cabin quilt, date & other questions please

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  1. tyeldom3

    tyeldom3 Well-Known Member

    Measures approximately 81" x 70". The pattern is Log Cabin, but might be some type of variation with those line patterns in it. Can't find my quilt book right now:(
    This quilt feels as though it has never been washed, but it has areas of deterioration and/or moth damage :(. It just apparently wasn't stored well. I'm really trying to date this. My guess is 20's, but I wonder if it could be earlier. I'm no good at trying to date fabrics though. I think it is all hand stitched, but need to investigate further. No batting between top & bottom. Many different fabrics used. Help, pretty please! Thanks for your time.:)
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    There is a fabric in there that is similar to a dress my mother wore in the 1930s. I adjusted it in the 70s and wore it to death. I have always loved 30s fashion.
  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    very nice......dating....ohh....ummm......you're right...that's tough..
  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    All those small scale plaids... Look like remnants from a young girl's school dresses.

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  5. silverthwaite II

    silverthwaite II Well-Known Member

    We used to have a fabulous quilt, fabric, material, etc., person... :(
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  6. tyeldom3

    tyeldom3 Well-Known Member

    Thank you all so much Any Jewelry, Komokwa, Debora & Silverthwait! You are all so very helpful.:kiss:
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  7. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Nice quilt, now if only 6 rivets was still here she would tell you what day and month it was done in. I miss her so much. She was the quintessential quilt person.
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  8. tyeldom3

    tyeldom3 Well-Known Member

    She sure would, LOL!! And she could also tell me where it's from!! Where is she? I hope she is well.
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  9. silverthwaite II

    silverthwaite II Well-Known Member

    That's to whom I referred! She gave us her name once, and she is a recognized authority on such things. I miss her too!
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  10. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd say 1930s too. The backing fabric may be the clue; it's screaming early 30s at me. The front could be scraps from old clothing or whatever was handy, but someone had to out and but all that backing.
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  11. tyeldom3

    tyeldom3 Well-Known Member

    Wonderful Evelyb, thanks for your help.:)
    Y'all are awesome 30's it is!:kiss:
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  12. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Buy the backing, that is.... It might be a lot older and it's fooling me, but I don't think so. That brown back looks like it's supposed to be one of those ugly 30s house dresses.
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  13. silverthwaite II

    silverthwaite II Well-Known Member

    Re: House dresses. Thank God for Mary Tyler Moore!!
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