One of the earliest quilts in inventory and quite special in several aspects. The rarely seen earliest 19th century earth tone prints are arrayed in a difficult- to- piece CHIPS AND WHETSTONES pattern (some might also consider it a COMPASS) To further the dynamic aspects of their visual, the circular motifs are in blocks set on point. And it has a textural aspect also in the trapunto quilting that enlivens the white areas alternating with the sixteen pieced blocks. There is a note attached as to its history that it was given as a gift to another descendant of the maker signed Christmas 1945. From storage it has an age patina and soil that could be removed with a conservationist's cleaning that we canprovide if the buyer prefers.