Gorgeous Tobacco Silks Quilt! Thank you Lauri Thompson for sharing the beautiful 1920s quilt you are restoring for a very lucky friend. Enjoy the pictures of this absolute gem. I included an excerpt below the photos about the history of Tobacco Silk Quilts quoted directly from www.kovels.com (a source for antiques and collectibles).
"These are sometimes called "cigarette silks" or "tobacco silks," although the material is more likely to be satin. They were inserted in packs of cigarettes or could be obtained by sending in coupons stuffed in the packs. The designs came in sets and were meant to appeal to women. The silks came in different sizes and could be sewn together to make quilts or larger pictures. Popular subjects included actors and actresses, animals, baseball players, college mascots and seals, flags, generals, Indians, kings and queens, U.S. presidents, and Hamilton King girls. Some look like little rugs. Most were printed on satin, although some were woven. Coupons or "gift slips" that could be sent in for silks were available in packs of expensive brands of cigarettes or small cigars from about 1912 to 1915. These silks usually sell for less than $5."