BTG77 Mosaic with a Diamond Path Quilt
c.1845sbr> 70 x 84 inches
This exquisite quilt is the only example that I have ever had with this
miniature diamond path. The Mosaic is the original design that later
transformed into the 20th century Grandmother's Flower Garden. As with
most early designs this pattern came to us from England.
The hexagon has a 3/4" side while the diamonds and the joining triangles all have 3/4" sides. The inside if the border follows the scalloped outline of the quilt design. At the widest part the border measures 8-3/4"...at the narrowest part measuring 7-1/4". The innermost border of the double border is an early double pink. The outer part of the wide border measures 5-1/4" and is an amazingly beautiful early triple pink floral print...possibly French in origin. The 1/4" applied binding is a white linen. The backing is also a white linen.
Quilting is very elaborate, yet different from the quilt pattern, as seen on the closeup of the backing.
This sophisticated piece of quilt art comes from Linneaus, Maine...family name upon purchase.
Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at home viewing.