Q7041 Flying Geese Quilt

78 x 80 inches
New York

Soothing colors in numerous shades of brown accented with various pale pink calicoes and stripes are used to create a graphic quilt that seems to move as the name suggests...geese in a row off and flying. The fabrics used here date from c.1845 to c.1875. This is a perfect pattern to use scraps of fabrics. My question here is where there are so many different fabrics did the quilter trade and share fabrics with others? Wish these quilts could talk! Some of these fabrics are vegetable dyed while others are early aniline dyes.
The little rectangles that hold the triangle representing the geese measure 2-1/2" X 5". All piecing and quilting is executed by hand. The 1/4" binding is the same brown calico fabric as some of the pieces. The backing is an off white homespun linen usually, but as we see not always, indicating the pre-civil war era of quilts. There are dozens of different fabrics for endless hours of gazing and study. Perfect for a fabric junkie!
This quilt would fit a queen size bed or be an amazing piece of art for your great room wall. Now ready to be sent for your at home approval.