About American Antique Wool Quilts
Fine wools have been used for hundreds of years both as regulators of temperature and as marks of affluence.
Before and after the Revolutionary War, Americans created wool whole cloth quilts from linsey-woolsey fabric. 19th century wools were created from different weaves, textures, and composition of fibers. This variation in texture creates a wonderful dimensional effect when a wool antique quilt is hug as textile art. In addition to being terrific graphic wall art, wool antique quilts are also a perfect way to keep warm on a cold winter?s night in bed or in your favorite chair. Some of these antique wool quilts even have the added benefit of warm and cozy flannel backing!
American Antique Wool Quilts
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A wonderful example of an early quilt pattern using wool and wool challis fabrics. This quilt is executed in a warm and vibrant color palette in shades of blue, brown, black and green with splashes of red and pink. Each of the hundreds of hexagons measure 1 7/8”. Central to each hexagon pattern is an embroidered three leaf clover.
Double borders, one in black and the other in deep olive black wool challis grace the outer edge of the quilt design. The backing is a beautiful black and deep fuchsia check. A very fine black wool challis is used for the applied 3/8” binding. Hand quilting is executed in dark thread in diagonal crosses and outline stitching enhancing the geometric design in this quilt. The creator of this piece had a wonderful sense of design which she employed using vibrant plaids placed strategically, adding interest and spark to her creation.
In unused condition, this quilt is a wonderful rendition of the 19th century mosaic pattern and a sophisticated example of antique textile art perfect for a bed or displayed as art on the wall. Remember, our quilts are always sent on approval.