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Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1389274
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Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole indigo blocks and a waffle pattern in the pieced and applique blocks. Measurements are 78" x 80". Western Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.Condition is pristine.