I repaired a very, very worn basket quilt made in the 1880s or 90s. It was so tattered that all I could do was put on a new back and stitch what was left to the new backing for support.
The background and alternate blocks fabric was wonderful. It's a conversation print with detailed masted sailing ships and anchors. The designs are about 3/4" tall. Here's one of the alternate blocks that was still intact.
Such a fun fabric! I'm getting more and more into collecting conversation prints.