The seaweed background fabric in the Bethlehem Star quilt, c1840, was striking. This quilt was collected in PA and has a front-to-back rolled binding on a double pink background (wouldn't you love to see the back!) - measures 100 x 104.
The Star Quilt, c1870 originated in PA. It's hand pieced with a plain backing and back-to-front rolled binding (88 x 89).
Broken Star, c 1930, was collected in OH. It is machined pieced with a plain backing (78 x 78).
Yesterday was Mother's Day for me. I visited the Elizabeth Richardson Quilt Gallery (see sidebar 'Items of Interst in the Midwest') in Bowling Green, KY and then shopped at Whittles 'brick and mortar'! I expected the quilts to be mid 20th century with a few 19th century examples. The exhibit so exceeded my expectations! If you're close by, be sure to stop. No photos allowed, but check out the pics of the opening - http://www.flickr.com/photos/13303252@N06/6939451543/in/set-72157629112832264/.