Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Back

Sometimes looking at the back of a quilt top can help date it. There was some discussion about this great old quilt top on Facebook last night, and dates between 1830 and the 1880s were tossed around. I looked at the back and realized the top was all hand pieced, and many of the fabrics are just as dark and rich on the back as they are on the front. It's looking more and more like an 1830s top. Here are some more pictures of the back. Enjoy!


  1. Great colors...I'm with you on the earlier dates. Love the pieced pieces!

    1. Those pieced pieces are another little hint toward early-early. ;)

  2. I don't dispute the early date but would say that I have quilt tops from the 1800's - to 1970's with pieced pieces