Q8406 Unique Folk Art Prince's Feather
82 x 84 (208.3 x 213.4 cm)
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
What a fabulously festive summer weight quilt in madder dyed red, cheddar, and confederate blue! Four blocks of Prince's Feather applique reminds Betsey of a court jester's hat, and the border swags a circus tent. Confederate blue maple leaves have been scattered across the body of the quilt, and groups of four leaves anchor each corner. All hand appliqued and double line quilted with tiny stitches, with binding applied by treadle sewing machine. This would have been a subtle method of announcing wealth in the days before the sewing machine was readily available to the general public. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.