Thursday, March 15, 2012

Couldn't Resist

This is the third (and last!) antique quilt I bought while in Montreal a few weeks ago. It is another from appraiser Diane Shink's collection.

It is a bar quilt and has the proper uneven number of stripes, or bars, not counting the background stripes.

The front is made of red wools and black cotton sateen and there is a twill weave on the back.

It is hand quilted using the traditional baptist fan pattern.

From looking at the binding as one of the clues, Diane is confident saying it was made in Canada, circa first quarter of twentieth century.

It has a good example of twill weave on the back.

The red stripes go right from the top of the quilt to the bottom edge. The Mennonites have their bar quilts set with a frame or border all around the quilt.

It is in pretty good shape.

I could not resist! Could you for twenty dollars?

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