Posted 2 years ago
I found this 80x80 quilt in NC last week. The pattern is called Courthouse Steps, blocks were individually handsewn to backing (no batting). Was the creator on the move? The blocks were sewn together and hand quilted in the "ditch" seams of the rails so don't show on top Old cotton fabric patterns have been reproduced over the years. I thought it was from the 1930's. Someone else said 1970's because of the brown, tan, rust colors. A quilt group in Murphy, North Carolina thought this might be Civil War era with some homespun fabrics (looser weave on the top. and now frayed).
A wonderful mystery. I almost didn't buy it because it screamed 1970's....but looking closer, I was not sure. Even if it is from the 1970's, it is gorgeous. Why did I even question it? LOL Comments appreciated!