| Here's a beautifully designed and executed applique quilt from the 1930's. In excellent, bright condition, it measures about 80 inches square.
|Using solid color fabrics in pink, yellow and green on a white background, the maker has created a lovely medallion pattern, centering a four-block floral motif within borders of pink and yellow.|
|The one inch borders are in turn surrounded by an eleven inch outer border in white with flowers centered and at the corners.|
|The meticulously appliqued flowers and leaves are augmented with embroidery to delineate petals and veins.|
|The edges of top and bottom are turned under and machine sewed, there is no separate binding.|
|The cotton batting is thin.|
|The backing fabric is plain white, showing off the varied and intricate quilting. Quilting stitches outline the appliques, form a 3/4 inch grid in the background and a cable between colored borders, all at 7-8 stitches per inch.|