Q9001 Original Center Medallion Bassinet Quilt
c.1850
40 x 41 (101.6 x 104.1 cm)
$1,800

How exciting to discover an original design by the maker of this graphic bassinet quilt. The center medallion has a stylized design using a blue and white windowpane, plaid, double pink calico and off white. To me, the way I have it hanging shows wonderful positive energy. Surrounding the central design are seven borders; multiple sawtooth edges alternating with solid bars. The outermost border is the widest at 5-1/4 inches with the smallest border at 1-3/8 inches in width.
Pieced entirely by hand as this little quilt was created prior to common use of the sewing machine. All outline and echo outline quilting is also executed by hand and follows the origional design, but not the reverse side. The maker used another quilt - a cotton broken dishes pattern in soft blue, white and lavender - for the backing of this piece. See detail images. The applied 3/8 inch binding is pieced fabrics in tan stripes and a blue plaid and shows slight wear at the fold on one area of one side.
This is a wonderful small quilt that would be fabulous art for the wall. Organically hand washed by Betsey, it is in fabulous condition having been lovingly cared for. Please ask to see it on approval for private review.