drunkard's path


Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Oregon
72 x 84 inches
Circa 1870

** Exceptional Hand Quilting **

Elaborate, dense quilting distinguishes this late 19th century "Drunkard's Path,"
as does the unusual Sawtooth framing around the central design.

The quilt maker was really expert; she must have been quite experienced.
Her piecing is very, very precise, and she was piecing curved seams.

Her quilting is extraordinary, executed at
a very impressive 12 - 13 stitches per inch, counting one side only.

The quilt maker covered every square inch of the surface
with small, even stitching. Dense crosshatched grids fill the centers,
and elegant flowing feathers curve their way through the wide white borders.

The quilt is flat and lightweight, and in very good condition.
A (separately applied) indigo binding is weakening a bit on the top and bottom sides

Professionally laundered; bright and clean.

Otherwise strong and sturdy. A beautifully made early example
with truly outstanding hand quilting.

Price: $835

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