1800 1960 color dating fabric guide Onlinelivecam
It's a hand-stitched 9" square piece with a plain muslin backing.
The squares are 1 1/2" and sewn together with tiny stitching neatly done.
In Feedsack Secrets, quilt historian Gloria Nixon shares her research through tens of thousands of pages of old farm periodicals, magazines and newspapers as she explains the story of the patterned feedsack.
The subject is quilts made with thousands of pieces.
After my digging I can say that my little quilt is composed of double pinks and dobby fabric.
I learned that double pinks were popular on both sides of the Atlantic from 1860-1920.
I do believe it was used as a doll quilt even though it is not quilted. I cracked open two of my books on dating fabrics to help me get a sense of its age.
The backing is sewn to the front all the way around the piece so I don't think it was intended as a pillow case. I'm not going to determine decidedly, but I'd love to write down what I learned.