orange peel

Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Illinois
80 x 80 inches
Circa 1890

CRISP ... and in Near-Perfect Condition!

Flat, lightweight, and apparently never used,
here is a wonderful example of a design traditionally called "Orange Peel.

(Photo shows it to be a tiny bit wrinkled --
it isn't wrinkled... it had been folded, for a bit too long...)

The design is a variant of a type of quilt known as "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul."
Drunkard's Path is another pattern that falls into this category.

The woman who made this quilt was very skilled ~
in her careful piecing (curved seams),
sophisticated design decisions (color, fabrics, proportions!)
and excellent hand quilting.

The crosshatch quilting is small and even ~ executed at about 8 stitches per inch.

The quilt maker framed the center section with three borders,
using the same Double Pink and gray striped cotton fabrics throughout.

Separately bound in Double Pink cotton.

Price: $485
**  Sale Price  ~  $365 **

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