I bought this quilt about 26 years ago at an antique show in Miami, Florida from two antique dealers from England. They said that the quilt was from Bath, England but that they did not know anything else about it. I knew it was a treasure immediately with the embroidered dates on the hearts. I do not know the significance of the four crosses. First I thought it was a funeral quilt with the dates and crosses but the color red put me off. So it is still a puzzle for me. Any input would be wonderful. The chintz is lovely. Unfortunately with the adoption of my two children about that time, my antique quilt collection was put on hold. I mean...children are quite expensive to raise and life got quite busy, so the quilt has not had the wonderful care I should have given it. I see now that one of the nine's on the heart is coming out which wasnt there before. It is still in wonderful condition considering.As I notice anew the fabrics in this quilt, some are being reproduced now as modern fabrics as there seems to be nothing new under the sun as things are cycled around again. I hope you enjoy seeing this quilt as much as I do. The quilt is quite large and needs two people to hold it for a picture. When I get ahold of those two people, I will post another picture.
Everything about this quilt is hand done...This is the binding with the loose weave backing. There is no batting in the quilt. You can see the borders are different with the bottom having baby blocks and the sides having one patches. Stars are appliqued along the border.