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Pattern Name: Wagon Wheel

Age: 1890s

Quilting: utility stitching with fussy quilting in the sashes - hand pieced and hand-quilted

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

Measurements: 74x82


Heritage: This quilt was found in Alabama and is one of the most unique quilts I have ever seen. This remarkable quilt is unique for so many reasons. First, the quality of the backing on the blocks is exquisite- the piecing of the wagon wheels was done by a master. Secondly, the sheer density of the quilting in the relief is amazing. It gives each block a beautiful puckering and softness that you do not see. You simply do not find this version of a madder dye, either. Its just a fantastic quilt


Condition: Overall the piece is in great condition for its age. The top shows a few small stains and a few little seam pops - but nothing major to note at all. The back shows a few areas of light staining, but it has not moved through to the front of the quilt. 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 Wagon Wheel

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