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Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1272467
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This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 83" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.