Amish quilt with a Goose Tracks pattern is made of polished cottons in light green, dark red and light blue. Pieced Goose Tracks blocks of red and blue appear on a center field of green. Of the 25 blocks, 13 are pieced, alternating with the remaining plain green blocks.
Outer border, 12" wide, is dark red. Blue binding is one inch wide. Reverse is a crepe wool of very dark purple/burgandy.
Quilting is hand done in white thread. Plain green blocks have a feather wreath with cross-hatched center. Goose Track blocks have a large-scale cross-hatch pattern. Border has a symmetrical arrangement of large motifs spaced distinctly apart from each other. Smaller tulip at center and two flanking, unusual feathers leaning away from tulip. Corners are delineated by piecing & quilting stitches. Each corner is quilted with a floral reel using 4 tulip-like flowers.
Most evident is the faded and soiled binding. Large semi-circular dark stains throughout red border. Strange streak-shaped fade marks mostly following one center fold line. White muslin is basted along one edge of reverse to create a crude sleeve.
Perhaps made in Indiana due to extensive use of red and pastels.
|Dimensions||H-77 W-76 inches|
|Collection||Heritage Center Collection|
|Place of Origin||Perhaps Indiana|
|Year Range from||1900|
|Year Range to||1910|