Pattern Name: LeMoyne Star Age: 1890s Quilting: Utility Quilting (7 stitches per inch) Material: multiple types of indigo cotton calico and early shirting materials, garibaldi prints on a beige cotton lawn Measurements: 70” x 78” Heritage: This quilt was found in Kentucky. This LeMoyne Star pattern is a wonderfully creative use of myriad scraps. The quilt is a lovely combination of reds, whites, and blues. It is a masterful walk through fabric history: there are mourning fabrics, garibaldi prints, turkey red and indigo shirting fabrics as well. The quilting is a steady utility quilting throughout. The backing is a wonderful beige gingham homespun with some blue fabric present as well. The quilt is a lightweight three season quilt. It is a wonderful piece with such a classic look. It would make quite a statement displayed prominently in the home (albeit its a great bed-quilt, too). It is a beautiful yet sturdy quilt: unique and a work of art. Condition: Overall the piece is in good condition. There are some fabrics that have begun to show wear due to caustic early dyeing techniques. There are some storage stains that could not be removed in the cleaning process, but they are faint. This is not a quilt you would want to sun due to the vibrancy of the colors on the front and back. There is a small line of holes on the back that do not go all the way through the quilt. Any issue with the quilt is wear characteristic with the textile's age: a truly lovely piece.
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