This is a brickwall cotton quilt top. It is unfinished. Nevertheless it is an excellent collection of sample fabrics from pattern books, with different colour ways of the same fabrics.
The fabrics are cottons from the late 19th century in various shades of pinks, blues and whites. The style is brickwall patchwork with a central medallion of four pieced diamonds. The piece has been machine stitched and overstitched by hand in places where the machine has jumped.
Old pattern books would have been a useful source of fabric patches for quilt-making – resulting in the simplest style of utilitarian bed covering.