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Stuffed Applique Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland

Stuffed Applique Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1412125
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To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds, about 12 stitches per inch. The double stepped border is a treatment I have seen primarily, if not exclusively, on fine Maryland quilts. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 96 inches square. It would be glorious on a king size bed or hung on a large wall.
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