I wasn't disappointed when it finally arrived. The fugitive green fabric has faded to tan and some has perished altogether but the patterns are clear. The whole quilt is in good condition, you don't have to hold your breathe when you fold it up (like I do with the CCCQ). The cable border is just a bonus.
I wanted some expert opinions on the quilt's age, so I posted some photos in the Facebook group Quilts - Vintage and Antique. I got over seventy likes which was very nice and a variety of thoughts on how old the quilt is. The patterns and fugitive green fabric points to 1890s, but the scalloped edge has a 1930s feel about it. The border fabric matches the background fabric so it must have all been made at the same time.
The big surprise was the number of people that said, it's an Ohio quilt, isn't it? It looks just like the Miami Valley quilt book.
I went to find my copy of the book and looked through it. I was very pleased to find lots of similar blocks in the book and my new quilt. I live in Australia now but I grew up in Ohio; I have always wanted on Ohio quilt.
There is one odd block however.
That's not fugitive green, red and cheddar. That's double pink and a tiny green print. How does this block belong with the others?
I love a good mystery.