birds in the air

Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Massachusetts
72 x 78 inches
Circa 1870


We hope you enjoy the many gorgeous printed fabrics in this 
handsome, well-made, early beauty.  Delicious!

Working with many different browns prints, 
 the quilt maker chose and organized the tones in a most pleasing way.

A very talented designer, she placed the darkest fabrics 
to create the illusion of three "borders."

She was also a skilled needlewoman;
check out how meticulously pieced the triangles are.

This 19th century "Birds in the Air" is hand quilted in a design 
that echoes and intensifies the strong geometry of the patchwork.

Excellent Condition
The quilt appears to be unused and unwashed.
Only one fabric is weakening; it's used in 24 of the small triangles.

Quilt is flat and thin, square and lightweight. 
Separately bound in yet another beautiful brown print. 

Price: $1,200
** Sale Price  ~  $950 **

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