Q6212 Rolling Stars Quilt


c.1870
83 x 83 inches
Maine
$1,900

This unusual pattern, Rolling Stars, actually shows motion. The name fits it perfectly. When you look at this quilt you actually feel like the stars are rolling.
The basic construction of this quilt is an 8 inch block containing a hexagonal rolling star. The blocks are joined by a 3 inch sashing of the same fabric as completes the corners of the hexagonal design block. Because of the continuous use of the same fabric it looks like the rolling stars are placed on one large piece of fabric. The triangles in the rolling star have 1-3/8 inch sides. The binding is a separately applied quarter inch binding of red fabric with a black polkadot. This binding fabric totally coordinates with the main fabric of the quilt. The backing fabric is a much earlier fabric that is a black calico on a minuscule black and white striped backing.
This quilt was registered with the Maine Quilt Heritage in February 1996. Heritage number available upon sale of quilt. All work has been executed by hand. Each piece of this quilt is outline quilted. A queen size bed measures 60 inches from side to side. If used on that bed there would be an approximately 11-1/2 inch overhang. A king size bed is 80 inches across so this quilt would completely cover your bed or make a wonderful throw for the bottom of your bed. In addition this quilt would make a fabulous piece of art for your great room, hallway or any wall in your home.
Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval.