shoofly variation


Unknown Quilt Maker
Collected in Indiana
68 x 74 inches
Circa 1870

Fine, Fine Quilt ...

This handsome quilt has so many of the features we value in old quilts.

A range of printed cottons of the era ~ circa 1870.  
These are set against the beautiful indigo blue alternate blocks, on point.
A pleasing set of proportions.

 The is flat and lightweight, square, but with elegant rounded corners. 
A narrow, separately applied double pink stripe cotton binding 
finishes and frames the quilt beautifully.

Hand quilted in fine, even stitches
executed at 9 -10 stitches per inch, counting one side only.
Fan or Clamshell design.

In Excellent Condition ~ appears unwashed. 
There are few scattered stains ~ the only apology.

 Simple elegance.

Price: $465 on hold

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