A brilliant and bold design!
This Rising Sun/Compass/ Sunflower pieced patchwork quilt is
A locally found quilt from here in Berks County Pennsylvania,
this is an antique circa 1860/1880.
All hand quilted at 10 stitches to the inch.
All cotton fabrics and thin cotton batting.
Each of the 9 hand pieced blocks have centers of red quilted
hearts encircled by orange diamond compass points set upon a white background,
all within a red border and all outline quilted. The sashing is a sea blue
with ocean wave pattern quilting overall.
The backing is off white and there is a hand applied
Size: 70" x 64"
In very good condition, light surface wear.
Faint fading towards the edges and scattered pale age