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Q9068 Optical Illusion Silk and Silk Velvet Pineapple and Windmill Log Cabin

c.1875 with older date calico backing fabric
64 x 73 inches
Found in Philadelphia
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Wow! An optical illusion silk quilt. When I look at the black I see windmills. When I look at the colors I see pineapples. The joining blocks are created from silk velvet. Some fabrics date back to the 1850s. The quilt has a 3/8 inch machine applied orange binding. It has 8-1/4 inch blocks with 2-1/4 inch joining blocks. The width of the logs varies from 1/2 to 3/4 inch and is created from very expensive silks and silk velvets. This quilt must have been created by a woman in an affluent family. The back is a rust/brown whole cloth cotton flannel sometimes used to line men’s clothing. They say a picture is worth 1000 words. This is the perfect example. Can you imagine this quilt hung on a great wall? There must be a dozen different colors on this quilt, 98% of which are solids. Therefore it would work with almost any color.