Vintage flower basket quilt, circa
1940s, measuring 74 by 82 inches. Twelve flowers baskets blocks with
yellow baskets, green leaves, and pink, blue, and purple flowers on a
white ground are on point, alternating with solid pink cotton
squares. Each block measures about 1.5 inches square. Two sides
have just a pink border, and 2 sides and a pink border and a white
border. It is machine appliqued and machine pieced. Over the
machine applique is a hand embroidered blanket stitch in green floss.
It is haand quilted at 7spi in pink thread. There are chain motifs
in the borders and fleur de leis designs in the pink blocks. The
baskets are hand quilted in green thread. The binding is also pink,
on grain, and 3/8 of an inch wide, machine applied on the top, and
hand applied on the back. The backing is the same pink cotton, and
the batting is a thin cotton. This vintage quilt is in very good
condition. There are no spots or tears or discolorations but the
pencil marks for quilting are still visible.
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