This is truly a book worthy pattern. One that would have been chosen to grace a cover publication, calendar or poster.
Quilts like this are cherished here in Pennsylvania for their folk art and not just an ordinary bed quilt. An expression a woman's passion for the art. This is at a time when women has few choices and it came out in a piece like this.
I love the choice of applique with pomegranates, also known as, "Love Apples". Turning them on point and framing with sawtooth is quite clever. We haven't ever found the pattern designed like this before. Measures 78 x 76 inches. Fabrics are all in solids with cheddar, red and green.Finely hand quilted at 8 stitches per inch. Quilting patterns marked with pencil are feather wreaths, cable, hex signs, hearts and all sort of motifs. The applique is hand sewn. Crisp, never used or washed.
Has light age spotting tanning, faint oxidation in the cheddar. A very special quilt to add to your collection. You will not find another. We were able to obtain a family photo. A lady, possibly on her wedding day.It will be included in the sale. One would wonder who the quilt was made for, possibly this gal, a wedding piece or for fancy. Saved and cherished for years. Collected in Pennsylvania from estate. C 1900s Pomegranate APPLIQUE Quilt Antique Sawtooth Cheddar RARE" is in sale since Thursday, February 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "gb-best" and is located in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.