Presented to a child named Alta for her doll, this small, well-made nine-path quilt is hand pieced and quilted with fabrics as early as the 1840s. The maker used rosy cotton prints as the center of her design, surrounded by pastel printed cottons and various early browns at the corners. I especially like the brown and white print border. A note attached to the quilt reads “This was pieces by Lucy Stevens and given to Alta for her doll quilt.” Collections in central Michigan, the quilt comes as found with its original display box. Measurements are 20” X 14-1/2”. Excellent condition.