"cactus flower" applique


Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in North Carolina
66 x 85 inches
Circa 1900

~ Superb Condition ~

Made about 100 years ago, this folk-y treasure has been kept 
in pretty impeccable condition.

We bought it in California and were told that it was made in North Carolina,
 which makes perfect sense to us.

Hand appliqued and hand quilted.   Very well made.

We don't know the name of the design, but we thought it looked something like a
"Cactus Flower" or Thistle-y thing.

The surrounding designs are great ~ some woman's version of a simple swag,
 and then there are those unusual figures on the corners.

The cheddar picks it up, and gives it a playful feel.

Price: $850

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