This lovely applique quilt dates from around 1920. It has never been used or washed and still shows the pencil lines where the quilting design was traced onto the fabric (these lines wash out). There is a hand-pieced tall flower basket in the center, in brown and tan, simulating wicker, holding pink rosebuds with dark green foliage. There is a powder-blue ribbon tied to the basket's handle. In each corner is a spray of rosebuds. The background color is cream. The fabrics are cotton sateen and have an elegant sheen. The pink sateen backing matches the rosebuds; the edge of the quilt has been finished with triangles, called "prairie points," instead of a binding. All applique work was done by hand with beautiful tiny stitches. The leaves and rosebuds feature hand-embroidered details. The hand quilting is also lovely, measuring 8 stitches per inch. This is a twin-sized quilt, measuring 60" X 80." It would be lovely in a guest room set off by a dust ruffle. The quilt may be machine-washed but only in cold water. Dry on cool. The quilt was found in a Chicago suburb.
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