Dating this charming whole cloth doll quilt around the 1900's, perhaps earlier or perhaps a bit later. The quilt is laid out in a block grid and is treadle machine stitched through the fabric to create a block design. There are 16 stitch lines to define each block.
It feels there is batting between the layers of fabric, although not thick. The quilt is made of two fabrics. The one is used for the top outside edge and the back of quit.
It is a wonderful black print calico with an overlay of bright textured colors. This type of fabric was prevalent from the 1880's - 1910. In the middle of the front, a red with yellow & black print was used.
Colors and prints such as this one were also available from the time period of 1880's- 1910. The fabrics are gorgeous and significant as they are so well preserved with no fading or staining.
Size is 15" 20".
Very nice condition and looks to be never washed.