Last week I got a text with a photograph from a woman in my guild. She asked about a quilt her cousin in Ohio had received. No one really knew much about the quilt and she was wondering if I had any insights.
This quilt intrigued me. From the initial colors, I thought it might be from the 19th century. Although flag quilts were popular in the early 20th century, most quilters used tobacco flannels. You can read about them here.
This quilt appeared to be pieced. I asked for more photographs and began to investigate flags. I found some good clues and maybe you will too.
It appears to me that much of this quilt has fugitive colors (colors that faded or changed with time--a clue about that is the khaki toned colors in the piece). One clue: