ET3 Martha Washington, variation of Ocean Waves

c. 1880
68 x 76 inches
Lebanon, Maine
$2,500

A quilt pattern that was originated along the eastern coast quilt as the ocean wave. Later it grew into the Martha Washington by creating 2 triangles from the center square. As this quilt is a two color quilt, it becomes very easy to coordinate into a color scheme. Created from purchased fabric telling us something about the socio-economics of the family that they were of comfortable means. This graphically wonderful quilt would look wonderful either as a quilt for your bed or as art for your wall. The quilt is completely hand pieced and hand quilted. This quilt is a piece one would buy for the graphic pattern and not the quilting. The back of this quilt is linen, the front is a very fine cotton fabric. The center blocks are 5” square. The sashing, which becomes the pieced ocean wave is apx 3-1/2” wide. The border is 1-1/4" and the binding measures 3/8”. This quilt has been lovingly used, showing some wear on the binding. The family name will be provided upon sale. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent on approval.