Q8270 Oak Leaf and Reel with Vine Border

c. 1845
90 x 102 inches
New England, maybe New York

Tiny all over cross hatching for quilting. Minuscule applique stitches. Beautifully restored with weaves. This amazing piece of artwork features an entirely original variation of the applique pattern leaf and reel. The floral vine border features tulips and coxcombs. the solid turkey red on white appliqued blocks measure 17 inches and are set on point. The vine border measures 10 inches and is comprised of solid overdyed green and solid turkey red fabrics on white. The applique work on this is just absolutely incredible. One must look closely to see any applique stitches at all. All work on this piece is by hand, and the quilting is outline quilting and cross hatch quilting in 1/2 inch grids. Please ask Betsey for more information on this quilt. Professionally washed by Betsey.