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PLEASE NOTE: this was photographed in front of a sunny window, we realize that it looks like the green areas near the foot of the bed look faded, they are not; we should have noticed that earlier, and will add an updated image once we get back home to re-shoot it.

Many quilts were constructed of of dark fabrics until just after the turn of the century in the Victorian era; In the 1920s lighter, brighter pastel colors became more popular and were widely used thereafter not only for home sewing garments, but the scraps were saved and used to create fabulous, one of a kind quilts.

This is a terrific combination of novelty print fabrics: there are geometrics, florals and fruits, and bows. There are stripes and dots and plaids and gingham, and the color array is extensive, yet it flows together so perfectly.

We have been unable to identify this particular pattern: the blocks are 15.5" square. Each block has a four-square of approximately 5" to 5 1/4" square run diagonally through the center with blocks of 2-triangular pieces in the same size in the next diagonal "row" on each side. The top right and bottom left corners are composed of a square with a chevron corner, and two small triangles on each end of the chevron.

This has paths in "depression green" (some call it celadon green) as well as around the edges. There are a few sections which are pieced in (perhaps repaired at one time) in a "faded" version of the green. We did see one block with an area that was a bit darker than the rest, but overall, no holes or tears: no areas that are falling apart. This does appear that it has been used, but it is still extremely sturdy, and able to dress a bed, or a wall in style.

Some areas are hand-stitched, others have machine stitching. There is a row of machine top-stitching along three of the four edges.

The backing is a combination of floral and paisley and novelty prints in purple with orange and celadon, blues with red and green, browns, golds oranges yellows and blues, and yellow with green and red and blues. We love the back ALMOST as much as the top!

Overall this is measures 76" by 168"; it looks terrific on a queen-size bed.

We have many more photos, serious buyers: if you'd like, you can email us and we can send you additional photos.


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