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Victorian Crazy Quilt Top

$195.00

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What an incredible amount of work went into this absolutely stunning Victorian crazy quilt top with feather stitch embellishment. This is a quilt top with raw edges. It was never made into an actual quilt. Is is made from irregular scraps of historic fabric including flannel, calico, plaid and paisley prints. Over 100 years old, is is all hand stitched and backed in natural beige muslin.

According to Betsey Telford-Goodwin’s informative Rocky Mountain Quilts website, Victorian crazy quilts were made from about 1880 to the turn of the last century. During the height of the Victorian era, homes could not have enough embellishment. Crazy quilting allowed women to display their artistic abilities in needlework. (This by the way, was also the era of the Adirondack Great Camps, and we bet many of these crazy quilts found their way to camp.)

Gorgeous palette of rich reds, blues, pinks, green, brown and yellow. Many different complimentary colors of wool thread feather stitching around most pieces.  Made of nine 24 inch by 24 inch squares, the full quilt top measures approximately 72 inches by 72 inches.

Incredibly, all of the fabric pieces are completely intact, with no ripped or worn pieces. The are a couple of small discolored areas on the back side, but overall in fantastic antique shape. Someone probably completed the work and then put it in a trunk where it spent the next 100 years.

We feel lucky to have found this lovely, antique work of art, and would love to pass it along to someone who will treasure it. A skilled quilter could definitely make it into a complete quilt, with the backing color of your choice.

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