From Steve Kane Quilts and Folk Art. From Wyoming County, (Western) New York State. 64 inches by 76 inches. The wilds of western New York State, between the northern border of Pennsylvania and the shore of Lake Erie, were homesteaded by people who migrated from more settled areas.The land was more difficult to farm and success was not certain. Emigrants brought with them their quilting traditions which they adapted to their new land. Western New York State was filled with waterfowl from the Great Lakes and Canada, and the ground was often more rock than soil.
This GOOSE CHASE Variation depicts "triangles" of flying geese in patches surrounded by a Unique Border of "triangles" that mimic rocks or mountains in the landscape. TWO slightly different OCHRE YELLOW Prints and a GREEN Print are masterfully combined in this exceptionally patterned and executed quilt. The production of small patterned prints was a great accomplishment for the textile manufacturing industry. Often called "Quaker Prints" these cotton fabrics provided seamstresses with a vast choice of colors. OCHRE YELLOW was a very sought after color in the mid-Nineteenth Century, as was GREEN which had always been difficult to produce.This Maker has brought together these two exceptional hues in small patterned fabrics that appear to be solid colors until you view them close-up. The GOOSE CHASE is bound nicely with the ochre yellow as Binding. There is a solid ochre yellow Backing.
This quilt could be displayed on a wall or on a Single (as in the bed photo) or Double bed. There is some minor aging as in all quilts of this vintage, but in excellent usable condition. The item "GOOSE CHASE w. Magic Mountains Border QUILT 64x76, c. 1880's, Wyoming Co, NYS" is in sale since Monday, February 27, 2012.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles\Bed & Bath Linens\Quilts, Bedspreads & Coverlets". The seller is "notl2873" and is located in Woodside, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.