| We found this delightful little cradle or doll quilt in Chester County, PA. It measures 23 x 37 inches, and is dated 1934.|
| Each little 3 1/2 inch block has its own appliquéd sunbonnet Sue figure in a 1930's print fabric with contrasting hat and pocket! |
The appliqué is done with a buttonhole stitch, and extra detail and adornment is provided for each in embroidery.
| Additionally, each block has embroidered flowers, and is bordered in a turkey stitch. |
The border has appliquéd "leaves" of another 1930's print on a tan fabric which is also used for the back of the quilt.
|Along the bottom edge of the fifth row of squares is stitched "To Dolores Dec 25 1934 From Nanna Smith" What a wonderful Christmas gift this original piece of folk art must have been!|
|There is utility quilting outlining the figures, the squares, and the leaves in the border.|
|This quilt shows some age discoloration along with a little surface soil and one or two brown stains - they are not overly obtrusive and might be removed or lessened considerably with a careful cleaning.|