Q9051 Checkerboard and Bars Optical Illusion Quilt

c. 1880
74 x 84 inches
Columbus, KS

This wonderful geometric 19th century blue and white quilt is comprised of a few different indigo fabrics. Indigo dyes develop the depth of color from how many times the fabric is put into an indigo bath. Most of these are medium indigo and some are darker indigo. The bars measure 1-1/4 x 3-3/8", the indigo squares measure 3-1/2 x 3-1/2” and contain a quilted design, and the 16 square blocks measure 5 x 5”. Each small square in the 16 square block measures apx 1 x 1”. The 1/4” binding is half machine sewn and half by hand. This quilt will nicely fit a queen size bed. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing is a white muslin. In unused condition. This is ready for your bed or as art for the wall. It's antique but looks modern.