Here are the best parts of an old hand quilted deeply used coverlet that I see made into potholders, dishcloths or something charming. They are as absorbent and soft as old cloth diapers. They are modest and have a lot of soul. I imagine the woman who likely spent a good part of a winter making this quilt would approve of us gleaning what is left of it for a new purpose. I cut it with more than the usual seam allowance around the edges to make it easy to fashion into something new.
The pattern area is just under ten inches square. You get what you see. there are 10 squares but some of them are still joined together so there are only 7 pieces. The joined ones will have a bit less extra fabric on the edges where joined. You'll have to cut close to separate them. I thought I'd let the purchaser do the cutting for her (his) own purposes.
My guess is that this quilt is at least 70 years old.