Chrome orange, or antimony, was commonly used in appliqué, especially in Pennsylvania, from about 1860 to 1880.
Butterscotch prints are often small, with the motifs closely packed together.
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It is more like a mixture of detective work and educated guessing.
This resource is based on research done on the 1933 contest by Merikay Waldvogel.
Sometimes a quilt was so obviously designed for a special occasions – such as Most of the quilts that are available for collecting were made in the 19th and 20th centuries, although it is possible to find an earlier treasure for sale or maybe even in your own attic.
However, unless there is a direct connection to the maker, the dating of quilts is not precise science.
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