rolling star





ROLLING STAR
Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Michigan
78 x 78 inches
Circa 1860
Cottons
 
 Superb Hand Quilting 

Executed at about 12 stitches per inch (counting one side only),
the hand quilting covers the surface of this handsome mid-19th century quilt
in tiny, even, consistent stitches.

The quilt maker hand stitched elegant "double feathered wreaths"
into the white alternate blocks.

This woman knew her way around a needle!

She was equally skilled in sewing patchwork (piece work), and in design.

Her choice of double borders, one of the Sawtooth,
creates the perfect frame for the carefully pieced "Rolling Stars."

The quilt is in EXCELLENT CONDITION. 
It has been recently professionally washed so it is bright and clean.

The quilt is flat and square, lightweight.
The fabrics are strong and sturdy.

It looks like someone replaced two of the many diamonds that make up the Stars.
Replacement was beautifully done with antique fabric.

Quilt is separately bound in white cotton.

SOLD

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