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Velvet Sampler/ Crazy Quilt; Circa 1890

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1111094

This unusual quilt combines half Crazy blocks with the other half a variety of patterns making it a Sampler Quilt. Made mostly of velvets with some satins. Both the colors and fabrics combine to give rich, jewel tones. Embroidered with a variety of colors and stitching patterns. Made circa 1890, the time in which Crazy Quilts were the height of fashion. The only condition flaw is one of the small blue squares in the lower left block. It shows in next to last thumbnail photo. Measures 66" square.