Q8480 Nine Patch, Irish Chain, Snowball
c.1930
76 x 80
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$1,400

This graphically wonderful quilt is a combination of three patterns resulting in a very unusual piece of art. Machine pieced and beautifully hand quilted, this Pennsylvania quilt is in pristine unused condition. The raspberry solid pink fabrics are used for the squares and triangles. The squares measure 2-1/2 x 2-1/2. The triangles measure 2-1/4 x 1-1/2 x 1-1/2. By placing these patterns in different configurations an optical illusion and a totally rare quilt pattern were created.

This quilt has a 5-1/2 inch solid white border. The white backing is used to form a turned over binding which has been closed by hand. The design part of the body of the quilt is cross-hatched throughout while the snowballs are quilted in a maltese-cross format. The border appears to be an original free flowing flower and vine design. The quilting stitches are small and even. As this quilt measures 76x80, it can be used for a single, double or queen size bed. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for its new home.