DESCRIPTION: This quilt, with the initials “AB” in one corner, has been extensively repaired in the twentieth century, with some of the fabrics replaced, some areas requilted, and some machine-stitching repairs. The thirteen decorated blocks are pieced together by strips of fabric forming a diagonal grid, surrounded by half and quarter blocks. The symbolism of the two houses under the willow tree in the center panel and the pieces of a house on opposite sides of the quilt, combined with the use of exuberantly decorated hearts, suggests that this was a wedding quilt. The borders are pieced and cross-hatch and herringbone quilted. The thirteen blocks are parallel quilted with some outline quilting.