Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author

Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania


browse these categories for related items...
Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1163364
 $2,275 
$2275.

This extraordinarily complex quilt has so many patterns that it is difficult to say for certain which the maker intended as the primary. The Variable Stars can override the squares in diamonds known as an Economy Patch pattern. Diagonal combinations of squares and triangles create additional patterning and serve as a border. It is well pieced and quilted; measurements are 67" x 78". It is made of a deep inky blue calico with tiny print stars; excellent condition.