Q8540 Red and Green Sunflower with Holly Border
79 x 91 ( 200.7 x 231.1 cm)
Probably New York
A fabulous antique quilt in red, white and green. This is a skillfully hand pieced and hand quilted example of a quilt style and color palette popular from 1835 to 1865. The solid overdyed green and Turkey red cotton sunflowers are 15 inches across, and have crosshatched centers and feather cabled outer perimeters. The body of the quilt is also crosshatched, with 6 inch feathered medallions interspersed between the sunflowers. A fanciful, hand appliqued vine border of alternating green leaves and red holly leaves creates a perfect frame for the symmetry of the pieced sunflower pattern. The binding is a hand applied Turkey red and the backing is white cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Please ask her for more details. This lovely quilt can be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.