Q8886 Early Octagon with Broken Dishes
This is a wonderful c.1845 quilt of exceptional design in excellent condition. It would be spectacular as art on your wall or equally as stunning used on a bed. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Please ask Betsey for more details.
A wonderful and very early octagon quilt executed in fabrics dating from 1825 to 1845. Fabulous cottons in early indigo, madder dye, cheddar, and over dyed greens display beautifully in block prints, plaids, calicoes, geometrics, stripes and solids. Eye candy for those who treasure these early fabrics! Blocks measure 4 x 4 1/2 inches and contain one octagon piece and four corner triangles measuring 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4. Completely hand pieced, the corners of the octagon blocks form the Broken Dishes pattern when sewn together. The use of color and fabric pattern by the maker attests to her artistic ability. This is a very enervating yet sophisticated piece of textile art.
Lancaster, PA
Was $3,200 Now $2,800

A lovely 7 1/4" wide brown calico border frames the very graphic interior design. Completely hand quilted using brown linen thread, the maker stitched a circle within each octagon and the herringbone pattern in the border. The backing is a gorgeous brown, madder and ecru calico with opposite ends containing strips of a second calico in the same hues - she must have run out of the first! See detail images. Using such lovely fabrics for the back of her quilt, when they could have been used in the creation of a second quilt top, indicates her family may have had some means. The 3/8" applied binding is a brown, taupe, red and ecru calico.