BTG31 Flying Geese Four Post Quilt
94 x 100 inches
This 200 year old mint condition four post bed quilt was originally made for an early New England bed
with posts, and may heve even adorned a canopy. The family that created this quilt would have been affluent
enough to deacorate their bed chamber in such a manner. Due to the quilt's enormity it will fit today's queen
size bed. The geese pattern will cover the top of the bed and the bar border overhang will look like a dust
ruffle. During this time period of an original early four post bed there could have been a child’s trundle bed underneath.
The three borders are 19-3/4” wide; the rectangles are 9 x 4-1/2” and are comprised of two triangles. The middle triangle is 9 x 6 x 6” and the side triangles are 4 x 4 x 6-1/2”.
The borders are a wonderful over-dyed green and yellow calico linen and a cotton red and white squiggly design. The geese are comprised of two fabrics, an early block print stripe and a black, red and white unusual print. The quilt has cross hatch and outline quilting and the bars have unusual 4“ quilted circles. The back is a homespun linen, then quilted with linen thread, both typical of an affluent family's quilt of this era. All piecing was executed by hand as it was made many years before the private use of the sewing machine.
The quilt is in perfect unused condition and ready to be sent on approval. It has been in my private collection for almost 34 years and it’s now time for a new home.