Dramatic Design!

c.1860-1880 Antique Quilt

RISING SUN - SUNFLOWER - COMPASS

Berks County, Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION

A brilliant and bold design!  

This Rising Sun/Compass/ Sunflower pieced patchwork quilt is simply charming.

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 binding.

Size:  70" x 64"

CONDITION

In very good condition, light surface wear.  

Faint fading towards the edges and scattered pale age spots.















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