UF117 Indigo Blue Block Print Quilt Piece
18th century
10 1/2 x 14 (26.7 x 35.6 cm)

A gorgeous early indigo blue dyed block print on this quilt piece. On the back a fabulous print in blue, red, yellow, black, and green. Wonderful for study, Betsey has kept a piece to use in her lectures on early fabrics. See detail images.

The backing on this piece is disconcerting as in reality it is the front of another quilt. At one time someone quilted two different quilts together -- both backed with homespun linen. I assume this was for warmth.