Super colorful, super worn on edges and base/underside! Must have been everyone's favorite. Estimated birth based on scrutinizing it, is somewhere between 1880 to 1920.
Maybe 1930 if used and washed that much between times. Colorful, some matching, all cotton patches in star pattern on top (in red, blue, pink, yellow, light blue, green, brown), with blue zig zag pattern fabric between, along with all cotton backing of roosters around rosette and green rivulet around outskirts (on what looks like a tan or brown background) and all cotton fill which wants to meet us all.
The borders on two opposing ends are like a thicker tapestry fabric maybe someone's former drapes or cushions? , and the other sides opposing are of regular fabric, so more worn. The sewn stitch pattern itself is star pattern where there are stars and square pattern where there are squares.
A lot of work went into this. Incredible it has survived this long. There's a lot here. I found hand-done knots where stitches ended or began, holes and batting coming through on the underside, and focused on the edges that were different. Compared to other quilts, this one looks to have a few but not so many stains.
The stars on the top look really very good, with a few very small holes. It's the poor fabric underneath and on the edges that took a beating. I took as many photos as I could to show its genuine nature. It is worn but still usable or for collectible historic decor.
If you wash it, I recommend not even trusting the super duper gentle cycle, or even some dry cleaners specialize in older quilts, but talk to them first about this one. I recommend a bath tub hand wash.
Carry out in a laundry basket to line dry. Don't trust your dryer.
There are many holes where the cotton batting is coming through. The nice thing, is that quilts were really made to last and the sewing was meant to keep batting as in place as possible, and so the batting on the rest of the quilt usually stays where it is sewn even when coming through a hole. There are a few but not as many some stains. I did not attempt to wash it. It has a bit of some history to tell!
Measures 82" long x 64" wide. About the size of a twin, long twin, throw, or foot warmer. It would just barely make it for a double bed.