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Q8760 Wool Folk Art Crazy QuiltDated 1893
68 x 68 (172.7 x 172.7 cm)
A fabulous wool folk art crazy quilt with a myriad of interesting and unique symbols, floral embroideries and other embellishments that brings to mind thoughts of joy and a zest for living. Mostly solid wool challis fabrics combine in a gorgeous palette of reds, blues, russet, olives, browns, orange, purple, black and ecru to form the ground of this wonderful folk art piece. The artist used this as a canvas onto which she embroidered large scale whimsical and traditional designs using a variety of stitch patterns and colors of wool yarns in bright, warm hues.
Central to the quilt’s design is a black challis block containing the date of creation and maker’s age residing next to eyeglasses, a crescent moon with face, and amorphous shapes with opulent embroidery both large and colorful. The backing of this quilt is its own cotton patchwork quilt top, in this case used as a fabulous backing done in reds, blue and cream in mid and large scale calicoes and solids. Reverse tied with black wool yarn this quilt also has a pillowcase edging. Black wool yarn is used as a decorative running stitch embellishment, making the perfect finish for the outside edges.
A certain naivité and joie de vivre combine to make this quilt a great choice as a focal point in any room. Folk art whimsy at its best, this is a wonderful and unique quilt that can be sent to you to review in your home on approval before purchase.