This is an absolute show stopper of an antique quilt. It dates from the late 1800's. The Variable Star pattern has indigo and white fabrics.
I think the lighter looking blue fabric may have been fugitive purple or an unstable blue. The indigo is bright and vivid and is placed in the blocks across the top in a strong diagonal. Hard to tell at this point what the maker did intentionally and what was created over time. There are three outer indigo and white borders.
The fabrics are sturdy and it's possible that it has never been washed. It has a thin indigo applied binding that is hand stitched. The back is the same creamy white.
But what this quilt is really all about is the hand quilting. The maker used enough batting so that her heavy quilting almost looks like trapunto. She used dense feather branches and diagonal lines to fill every single inch of the creamy white fabric. The stitches are small and tight at 9-10 spi.This quilt was quilted by a master quilter and it's not everyday that you see quilts like this. I don't notice any storage marks, although there might be slight crocking of the purple fabric. That or the maker used a slightly different white in some blocks. Definitely does not distract and hardly noticeable.
This amazing quilt is an absolute treasure. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles\Bed & Bath Linens\Quilts, Bedspreads & Coverlets". The seller is "perdyandtracy" and is located in this country: US.
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