Pattern Name: Triple Irish Chain
Quilting: hand pieced and hand quilted using fussy quilting and utility quilting
Material: BEAUTIFUL turkey red and beige feed sacks
Heritage: This quilt was found in Virginia and presents beautifully. It is a classically beautiful example of the early red and white quilts that were all the rage in the latter part of the 19th century. There is no batting in the quilt - it is a simple single layer. The piecing is excellent and the tiny stitching throughout is quite beautiful. The quilt presents beautifully and would be an excellent piece to display.
Condition: Overall there are some issues with the quilt - hence the easy price point for something so unique. First, there is quite a bit of rubbing of the turkey red and the back there are definite signs of color-bleed. The quilt appears to have been worked on and there is the faint scent of a bleach-based cleaner. Unfortunately, due to the color bleed, this would NOT be a quilt that could be washed. I recommend leaving the quilt outside upside down in the sun for several days. This will certainly help with some of the color bleed on the back. Overall - the piece is amazing and definitely a wonderful quilt to display.
1880s - 1900s Orange Peel
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