CONLL1 Amish Diamond in the Square

c. 1895
78 x 82 inches
Lancaster County, PA

This is the quintessential Lancaster County Amish quilt...An early Diamond in the Square quilt created using wool crepe. The center diamond, in this pattern, is a shaded slate blue...possibly home dyed. The center square is on point and measures 25” The adjacent border is 5-3/4” and the border surrounding the entire diamond in the square is 4-3/4” wide. The following border measures 4-1/2” in width with the outer border measuring 13”, which includes the 1” binding closed with hand stitching. As with all (to my knowledge) Amish quilts, this quilt has been machine pieced then exquisitely hand quilted. We have quilted wreaths, stars, pinwheels, herringbone designs, grapes and leaves vines and meandering wreaths and star quilting on the outer border. The color combination is exceptionally warm. The entire quilt is an amazing piece of art work. Ready to be hung on your wall or used on your bed.