"Tumbling Blocks" Pieced Quilt For Sale
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"Tumbling Blocks" Pieced Quilt


Antique pieced quilt. "Tumbling Blocks," Pennsylvania, circa 1885. 1000 of diamond-shaped pieces have been carefully organized by color and pattern to form this showpiece. A virtual catalog of period fabrics were sewn into this spread; even the backing is of an exceptionally interesting print of abstract egg shapes on a linear grid. Graphic quilts of this quality require an advanced level of needlework by the maker to achieve success. The optic effect is spectacular, with blocks "tumbling" on blocks and, if you look carefully, you will also see stars-"Variable Stars" that is. Each of the four sides of each diamond measures one inch. This extraordinary quilt has survived for over a century in mint condition.


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    H 88 in. x W 72 in. x D 0.07 in.

    H 223.52 cm x W 182.88 cm x D 1.78 mm

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    New York, NY
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