F175 Violin Case Insert fragment
c. 1885

Lancaster County, PA

One can see by the shape of this Victorian crazy quilt fragment that it is that of a violin. An Amish woman created this as a present for a violinist to put inside his violin carrying case to carefully protect the violin from any damage. The imprint of the violin can be seen in the silk velvet backing. Obviously a present for some special person, a piece such as this would never have been an embellishment in an Amish home.