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Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1319991
 $1,425 
$1425.

This Sampler quilt has a quirky charm of its own. The blocks combine traditional patterns with scrappy cotton crazies. Setting the blocks in a stepped pattern is an unusual twist giving the sashing a Streak of Lightning pattern. While initially the pattern may seem random, the maker evidently tried to give some structure by placing an Evening Star in each of the four corners. The printed patchwork cat block is especially endearing. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.