CONMP Silk and Silk Velvet Victorian Crazy Quilt
60 x 60
This very sophisticated Victorian crazy quilt was exquisitely created
using a deep red silk velvet fabric as a rare or totally original design
element. There is a 14-1/2 inch deep red silk velvet sash going
from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. Joining the
goldenrod embellished sash is 7 inches of the same deep red silk velvet
giving us a dramatic border.
Also totally unusual are the two triangular Crazy Quilt sections each measuring 50 X 36 X 36 inches which were created by the diagonal sash. These are comprised of 9 inch silk blocks all heavily embellished with oil paintings, lace, ribbons, gold metallic threads, trims, the initial H, the crane and more. The crane is the Japanese symbol of long life. There are ribbons..one is of a thoroughbred with a woman lovingly feeding her pet while being adoringly watched by her two dogs.
Each silk Crazy Quilt piece has the circumference embellished as well as so much of the interior. The backing is a burgundy color silk with colorful pompoms adorning the reverse ties of this quilt. To me this embellishment shows the pride the artist took in her masterpiece as this extra was usually not seen by others.
Studying quilts is also a study of sociology. The expensive fabrics along with an expensive fabric for the backing tells me that this amazing quilt was created by a member of an affluent family.
This museum quality Victorian Crazy Quilt is ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your in home approval.