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   Mennonite Double Star

 

Description:
Every once in a while I find a quilt whose graphics are so spellbinding that I can't take my eyes off it. This is such a quilt. The feelings it evokes are both peaceful and dynamic. It is in impeccable, unused, unwashed, mint condition. Because of the composition it can be hung in any direction. Either way it will have a strong impact on all viewers. All work is pieced and quilted by hand. The 1/4 inch binding is also applied by hand. Upon close examination at least two people pieced this. One part is done using the English piecing method, and other parts using in the American method. The outside border measures 9 inches, and 1/4 inch of that is a hand applied binding. The quilting in the outer gray/blue border is what is known in the southern and western parts of the country as Baptist shell or arch quilting. It is executed using arcs that are approximately 3/8 inches apart. The other two borders are 3-3/4 inches wide with one row of shell quilting. The next border is approximately 7-1/2 inches wide and comprised of two outer rows on each side that are approximately 5/8 inch wide. The diamonds on the diagonal are 1-1/2 inches wide. All pieces and outer strips are outline quilted. The blue blocks surrounding the stars are 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches and nicely quilted using a mirror image of the pieced star.
Inventory Number: CONJE3

Dealer  

Rocky Mountain Quilts
Contact   Betsey Telford-Goodwin Phone: 207-363-6800
Period: 19th Century (1801-1900)
Date: c.1900
Origin: Lincoln County, NC
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 68 x 84 inches
Inventory Other Inventory by this Dealer
Web-site: http://www.rockymountainquilts.com
Price: $3,800
E-mail: Inquire
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