The maker of this quilt adapted a pattern available free with the purchase of Mountain Mist quilt batting, a product of both industrialization and consumer culture, forces to which the Amish have not been immune. She used the Easter egg colors popular in the 1930s, but set the cheery blocks in a typically Midwestern Amish style, with a wide outer border and dark background, and narrow inner border. Her large, sparse, and visible appliqué stitches suggest that she may have been unaccustomed to the technique of appliqué, which not all Amish quiltmakers used.

Pattern: 
Basket of Flowers
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1935
Possibly made in
Ohio
United States
95
79.5
IQSCM, Jonathan Holstein Collection
2003.003.0108