This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels.
The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition.
Measurements are 82 inches square; made circa 1830's. The quilt is from the estate of Elizabeth Derr in Frederick County, Maryland. Extensive family history is available.