Q6404 Rose Applique Quilt

c.1940
72 x 88 inches
New England
Original Price: $1,100
Sale Price: $650

As a result of the large dimensions and the fact that this quilt can be used in either direction, this quilt will fit a single, double or queen size bed. This quilt is appliquéd and quilted completely by hand then finished with a hand executed pillowcase, and slightly scalloped edging. An exquisite center medallion design has been executed on this quilt. To obtain a kit quilt, an individual would send away to one of the cotton batting manufacturers and purchase a pre-stamped cotton fabric top, a backing and all the pieces to execute a beautiful quilt. Usually but not always, these kits were appliqué kit quilts. I’m not sure if this quilt was never used, but was certainly hardly used. When one looks closely, one can still see the blue dots to follow for the quilting design. There is an alluring array of quilting patterns seen on this quilt. Some designs include wreaths, others are wreaths circling the quilt and quilting that mirrors the bows. Nicely executed, and, as a crowning touch, today's color pallet is used here. Created in New England and now organically hand washed by Betsey and ready for a new home.