prince's feather and butterflies




PRINCE'S FEATHER 
and BUTTERFLIES
Unknown Quilt Maker
80 x 80 inches
Circa 1950
Cottons
McPherson Collection

~  One-of-a Kind  ~
This quilt came to Collector Sandra McPherson without information on its history.
We are left to wonder; this one surely holds an interesting story.

The quilt maker combined two traditional designs, but in a unique way.
You would not likely mistake this quilt for any other you have seen.

The Butterflies in the inner borders are recognizable:
They are based ona commercial pattern designed by Alice Brooks/Laura Wheeler
in the 1930's.

The center medallion has an unusual interpretation of "Prince's Feather,"
 this one with four major feathers and swirling flower balls.

Quilt is in EXCELLENT CONDITION
Crisp ~ with no wear, fading or stains. Appears little-used, if at all.

Hand quilted, very well, and in an interesting way --
boxes, cables and small scale clamshells.

It's the concept here that got our attention ~ wondering what the quilt maker
 might have had in her playful mind.

She may well have been a rural woman, one who lived among
the flowers and butterflies...

The back of the quilt is made of chicken feed sacks ~
the kind printed with brand names

Whoever she was, this skilled quilt maker had her own idea of
how to "mix it up."  She mixed well.

Price: $585

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