|Purchased from an estate in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, this rose wreath quilt is dated 1941 in embroidery. In excellent, bright condition, it measures about 81 inches square.
|16 floral wreaths, each measuring about 14 inches in diameter, fill the central field.|
|A 2 inch green sawtooth border is in turn surrounded by an 8 inch border in plain white.|
|Quilted in outline, and with a vine pattern in the white border, at 6 stitches per inch.|
|The backing fabric is turned to the front and hand stitched to bind the quilt, and the date of completion embroidered in red thread in one corner.|
|The fabrics used in piecing the quilt are 19th century calicos in double pink and green with reverse appliqued solid cheddar centers in each flower. We assume that the top was assembled long before the quilt was finished.|
|The backing fabric is plain 1930's bubblegum pink.|