Q8333 Double Irish Chain with Inner Streak of Lightning Border
84 x 96 (213.4 x 243.8 cm)
Lancaster Co., PA

What a stunningly graphic quilt! This hand pieced, hand quilted creation contains fabrics dating from 1815 to 1865. It gives the impression of a double border, with the use of the wide, overdyed green calico binding followed by a section heavily quilted in a wave pattern and finished with a matching overdyed green calico inner Streak of Lightning. The Double Irish Chain interior is quilted in outlines and crosshatching. The border measures 12", allowing this quilt to fit a queen size bed with borders on each side and the foot. The double line quilting was a signature of the 1840's and carried on afterwards by some quilters. There are dozens of different early calicoes along with this wonderful early overdyed green calico.
Professionally hand washed by Betsey.