From the Renowned Esprit Quilt Collection
Certain patterns show up frequently
in quilts made by the Amish in Holmes County, Ohio.
Among them is this design called "Bricks" or "Lightning Streak."
It's very simple design, a one-patch, constructed with rectangles, off set
... just the way real bricks are...
When the colors are organized this way,
you can see why the pattern is also called "Lightning Streak."
These all cottons are in the palette preferred by the
Amish women in Ohio.
The predominance of shades of blue and black tend to narrow
the origin to Holmes County, Ohio,
home to the largest Amish community in the world.
The quilt is hand quilted in an interesting and unusual way.
The quilting pattern is single leaves, drawn to fit the rectangles.
The leaf design was drawn on in ink rather than pencil or chalk.
The pleasingly graphic interior design is bordered in the
traditional Midwest Amish style --
narrow inner border, followed by a wider outer.
Finished with a separately applied binding.
In Excellent Condition. Flat and square.
Price: $950 HOLD
Labels: amish bricks $895 -- LISTED 8-5