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
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. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.