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Pattern Name: Connecticut Sunburst

Age: 1890s

Quilting: double line utility stitching with fussy quilting throughout hand pieced and hand-quilted

Material: BEAUTIFUL aniline madder dyed cotton with wax resist indigo calico blocks; natural cotton ticking backing

Measurements: 92x76


Heritage: This quilt was found in Alabama and is one of the most exquisite quilts I have ever seen. The sunburst cheddar fabric is outstanding. There are hardly any signs of wear to it anywhere. The quilting is also unlatched: double line DENSE fussy quilting around the blocks and double line utility quilting in the relief. The zigzag border is so unique and a wonderful complement to the sunbursts. It is truly a wonderful quilt and a wonderful collector’s item.


Condition: Overall the piece is in remarkable shape suggesting it has been well cared for over the years. There are a few small storage stains or a loose seam here or there, but nothing major to note. Overall, the quilt is strong, sturdy and really a stunner of a piece. This would not be a quilt to wash, but to leave outside in the sun (under a clean white sheet) for a few warm, sunny days. This is the traditional cleaning method for these types of quilts and would be appropriate here.

1890s Connecticut Sunburst

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