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Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880

Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880


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This is one of the most dramatic examples of a Swirling Pinwheel (aka Rising Sun or Wheel of Life) quilt that I have seen. The use of solid red and green punctuated by orange centers gives it real drama. The rows of diamonds around the Pinwheels add to the pulsating quality. LeMoyne Stars are another fine element. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are some slight irregularities in the green which is probably a home dyed fabric and somewhat fugitive. It is quilted with diamonds in the body of the quilt and chevrons in the borders and sashing. Measurements are 80 inches square. Found in Ohio; circa 1880.