The colors in this applique quilt almost hurt one's eyes when gazing at the bright red ground contrasted with the forest green snowflakes. The age of this quilt is around the turn of the twentieth century; the green fabric was dyed with a dye used between 1890 and 1920. The green fabric has a sheen and reflects the light, making some of the green snowflakes look grayish in the photographs. The quilt is in pristine condition and has a sleeve for hanging. It came from a Chicago area collector who hung it at Christmas. The snowflake applique work is beautifully done and utilizes the technique of reverse applique as well as regular applique. The central red area of the quilt is turkey red while the wide outer border is a darker aniline red. The border is beautifully quilted at 8 stitches per inch with an interlocking cable design. The quilt is 100% cotton and is washable; it is currently clean and does not need washing. It has been stored in a cedar chest. It measures 82" X 84" and is shown over a full sized bed. It will fit a queen sized bed.
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