Q8913 Teal & Red Baskets with Triple Border
c.1880
69 x 94 (175.3 x 238.8 cm)
NY
$1,600

This gorgeous baskets quilt has an unusual color palette of teal green with red and white. All solid colored cotton fabrics were used in this completely hand pieced and hand quilted textile. Variations in the teals due to the early dyes make it interesting as well as beautiful. See detail image. Pieced basket blocks, with hand appliqued handles on the baskets, measure 10" x 9 3/4". Lovely wide borders frame the baskets; 2 1/8" for the inner red border, 3 1/4" for the white, and 3" for the outer red border.

Hand quilting consists of tiny, even stitches in a 3/4" x 1" diagonal cross hatch pattern throughout with outline quilting in the baskets. The backing is the same white cotton used on the front with a 3/8" applied binding in solid teal green.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey this is a beautiful and very graphic baskets quilt that would be perfect on a bed or as art on your wall. Ask us to see this lovely antique on approval in the privacy of your home.