Amazing Christmas 1850s Antique Applique Red Green QUILT Holly Berries. Amazing antique red and green applique quilt that has a fabulous Christmas theme! Once in a lifetime a quilt comes along that should have never been used, and should be in a museum. A quilt like that would cost upwards of 20k, and you would never be able to get close enough to touch it.....
So, although it is sad that this one was used I just cannot imagine that! I have searched and searched for the pattern (and spent a wonderful afternoon on Barbara Brackmans Blog and in her wonderful Encyclopedia of Applique Patterns) but cannot find a pattern like this one.
So here is some clues that make me think this was a Christmas quilt (and I may be wrong) There is the red and green. Then, there is blocks that look like a stylized poinsettia. Potted Red Holly berries adorn the border.
There is incredible hand quilting that actually looks like angels and bells with ribbons. Turkey red and over dyed green on a soft white background. Doubled tiny sawtooth and vines with berries border. This one is a masterpiece of quilting.
It is hand quilted at unbelievable 12-13 stitches per inch. Densely quilted with 1/4" grid, 1/4" line, and 1/8 rod quilting.We believe there are angels and holiday bells in the quilting, as well as fancy vines, and flowers. Take a look at the most amazing stitches used on the applique work. Measures 95" x 93" with 1 triangle pieces around the border. We used a museum recommendation for cleaning that does not harm it. Now for the sad part, please look at all the photos so you get a good idea of the wear: Used and loved.
The reds have light to medium surface wear. The border shows the most wear, and has 2 patches, with one more on a back corner. Patches were done in period 1850 fabric.Several small holes noted in the border. Not for someone who needs perfect or even fine. This one needs a home that will cherish it, flaws and all! We like to do business the old fashion way. Get to know us by visiting our Me Page. We would love for you to visit! Our buyers can now sign up for our "STORE REWARDS" program! Savings can add up quickly, so be sure to sign up! The item "Amazing Christmas 1850s Antique Applique Red Green QUILT Holly Berries" is in sale since Wednesday, June 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts".
The seller is "vintageblessings" and is located in Eagle, Idaho. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia.