Please help me date this beautiful Dresden Plate quilt that I found at our local Goodwill. She is just lovely and in almost pristine condition. Aside for half dozen small size rusty looking spots, I can find nothing else wrong with her.
The back is a solid white, heavy, coarse cotton, the same as used on the front.
While material patterns are reproduced, I have enlarged two sections of material I am hoping will give you a clue.
In the photo above you can see one of those tiny spots. When I first brought her home she was dirty, with numerous yellowish discolored areas. A good dry cleaning and she cleaned up beautifully.
The quilt measures 61″ X 81″ and each plate block measures 15″ X 15″ What concerns me about her is the connecting stitching of the plate blocks which appears way to tight to be hand stitched and seems to me to be machine stitched (?) They most certainly could be.
I would love to hear from you with any thoughts or opinions on the age and construction of this beauty.