|This detail, taken from reverse side, shows the quilting in the center|
|Whole Cloth Quilt, front view|
|Outside the center row, each heart has two paisley shapes quilted within|
|There are streaks in this panel, possibly from the original dyeing|
|Detail view of the corner binding, rolled from front to back|
|Wool batting (left) peeks out from the inside|
There are signs of age, some fading, a few nips in the binding, small holes here and there - but I wouldn't say this quilt has condition issues. It's in very good condition. It just happens to be more than 200 years old. It's not easy to study the genre because there are so few of these quilts out there, mostly in museums. I'm glad to have the quilt. We just don't see things like it in Oregon very often.
Hope you enjoyed the detail photos. Don't forget to click to enlarge!!