dove at the window

Dove at the Window

Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in California
75 x 75 inches
Circa 1890

What A Difference a "Strip" Can Make!

We love this quilt!

We bought it late last Fall, and held on to it so we could enjoy it
on our living room wall for the Holiday Season.

In crisp, apparently unused condition,
this beauty retains its original, vibrant, beautiful colors.

It square and flat, lightweight ~
strong and sturdy with no weakness in the all-cotton fabrics.

We do not see this traditional design very often.
It is called "Dove at the Window," but like many other American patterns,
it has other names, too.

Brackman (Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns #3766)
has it with these alternative names:
"Bluebirds of Happiness," "Airplane," "Four Birds,"
among others.

This great graphic example is hand quilted in nice, even stitches
organized in simple "hanging diamonds."

The color and design are primary here,
so brilliantly enhanced
with the extra vertical red strips in the alternate blocks.

Hang it (a good size for that), fold it, or use it on a bed.

It's a Winner!

Price: $1,250


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