Patricia Mills Antiques and The Yellow Garage Antiques present a beautifully executed early 1900s hand sewn Star quilt. "Quilt historian, Kim Wulfert, points out that the first known name for this quilt was Mathematical Star. This early name was in use in England and along the Eastern U.S. seaboard. Other names for this quilt include Star of Bethlehem, Morning Star and Lone Star and Star of the East. Each name is a reflection of the people and regions where the quilt was originally made." It is one of the oldest and most recognizable quilt patterns to both American quilt collectors and quilt historians. The Lone Star is comprised of carefully chosen and cut diamond shaped fabric. Specific placement of each diamond creates the illusion of concentric circles radiating from the center outward to form the eight star points. A much smaller star in incorporated in each of the four plain field areas surrounding the large central star. Highlighting the large lone star is a border pieced from half diamonds, or triangles in the same fabric color scheme. Hand pieced star quilts such as this beauty are extremely difficult to sew, demanding the seamstress possess advanced quilting skills as each diamond has bias edges and is set in with a "Y" seam. "Long hours of cutting, deciding on placement of each diamond and piecing was required. Careful, precise work had to be done to make sure the stitching was accurate." The quilt offered is a masterfully quilted with 1/2 inch cross hatching and an even 7 stitches per inch. You will find the quilt in very good condition with only a few light stains visible in our photo. The quilt's face, batting and chintz backing are all 100% cotton. Pieced quilts of this quality offer an opportunity to own a one of a kind piece of American textile art.
Dimensions: 75" x 78”
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