|1970s polyester patchwork bedcover with dust ruffle, Kentucky|
|pieced quilt, c. 1850, Kentucky, later known as New York Beauty|
|pieced quilt, c. 1860, Kentucky, later known as New York Beauty|
|pieced quilt, c. 1865, Kentucky, later known as New York Beauty|
|Oak Leaf Variant, c. 1860, Paducah, Kentucky|
Although it is finished on the edges, there is no backing. All of the construction is visible, but the spread is still fully functional. This is the first T-shaped piece I have found from the 70s, and it refers directly back to the earlier tradition of T-shaped quilts and counterpanes. I also have a few of those.
|whole cloth quilt, c. 1790, New England|
|pieced quilt, c. 1800, Rhode Island|
|candlewick spread, c. 1825, eastern United States|
|pieced quilt, c. 1830, New England|
It was interesting to discover a T-shaped bedcover from the 1970s, and see how it compared to the old examples. This one seems like it will be another big one. The auction listing said it was 54" wide with 23" drop. That means it would be another monumental scale polyester bedcover. I have seen some of those lately. The auction pictures give a good idea of what it looks like, but I still can't wait to see it in person.