Red Star Quilt - 1880's
- Item Category: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories
This is a very old 1880's star quilt. It is red and white and the white pieces are made up of two different patterns. They are white with very tiny feathers or circles and balls, both in black. The back fabric is red with very small white anchors. It is hand pieced and hand quilted with 14 to 16 stitches per inch. The batting is cotton. Overall it is in good condition for its age. There are 3 red triangles at one end that have some deterioration to the fabric (see pic #4).These pieces of fabric appear to be a silk and cotton blend that was used when they ran out of the original 100% cotton red fabric and this was substituted since it matched the red color. Over age the silk has started to shatter. This is Item #0203036A on our GoAntiques web pages at: www.countrycreationsantiques.com.