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Q8710 Antique Amish 16 Patch Wool Quilt


c.1928
76 x 78
Lancaster County, PA
Was $2,000 Now $1,650

This wool Amish quilt, created mostly from Amish children’s clothing, has wonderful graphics and exquisite detail! Sixteen patch blocks are each created in a variety of solid color wool fabrics and measure 10 ½” square. Blue 4” sashing and a 2 ½” border in the same fabric complement the variety of hues. Embellishment stitching around each element in the quilt adds the perfect detail and accents the checkerboard pattern.

Amish quilts are known for their solid colors, strong graphics, geometric designs and exquisite quilting. The fabrics used are the same as for sewing their clothing. The backing might be the only exception, when fabric given as a gift specifically for use on a quilt may be in a bright floral or pattern. Such is the case with this quilt –a lovely pink, blue and cream large scale floral cotton print is used on the back. The backing folds over to the front and is hand stitched down to form the 3/8” binding.

Lovely hand quilting using dark thread is used throughout, with 1 ¼” diagonal cross hatch stitching in the sashing, herringbone stitching in the border and diagonal crosses in the 16 patch blocks. This is a beautiful and vibrant quilt perfect for either a bed or used as art on the wall. It really must be seen in person to appreciate – remember, all our quilts can be sent on approval!