Patch doll quilt

August, 2010

Patch doll quilt

Patch doll quilt

Maker, location unknown
Circa 1830-1860
Mary Ghormley Collection of Doll Quilts, 2008.034.0188

One could easily mistake this doll quilt for a full-size piece. This example illustrates the style and the fabrics found in quilts that graced family beds of this era. 

The 4-Patch quilt is framed on three sides with a floral chintz fabric and is bound in a woven tape binding—the same style and finishing as seen in over-sized chintz quilts.