Antique Fancy EMBROIDERED Crazy Quilt c. 1880 Early Fabrics & CRAZY PATTERN Back. A beautiful antique crazy quilt from a local estate here in Lancaster County Pennsylvania with elaborate and detailed hand embroidery. The person that created this was exceptionally creative and talented and spent many hours embellishing this crazy quilt with intricate detailed embroidery designs.
She worked her embroidery stitches into an unusual and wide variety of flowers adding extra colors of floss and grouped them into little gardens carefully selecting the colors to compliment the fabric she was working upon. These little gardens of multi-colored flowers are scattered over the entire quilt. We lost count of how many different designs she used to make this hand embroidered masterpiece.
And there are also lovely chains that she created in all sorts of shapes and sizes and colors some narrow and some quite wide, some running straight across and others undulating over several different pieces of fabric. She used stars in all different conformations, some quite simple others more detailed.
And all of her embroidery work was neatly and carefully accomplished overall, the embroidery motifs run along the edge of the crazy piece work and flow across into adjoining pieces. She made use of herringbone, feather, cloud, lazy daisy, seed and so many other types of embroidery stitches. So perfectly accomplished, exceptional embroidery work at the highest level of embellishment! Even the binding has a embroidery pattern running around the inner edge. The back of the quilt was made in a pieced crazy pattern and attached to the top by the Pennsylvania'tied' method with little star embroidery patterns.
So many unusual early fabrics were used, interesting prints, calicos, stripes and plaids. This is a true'scrap' quilt where tiny remnants were put to use to create this beauty. A mixture of fabrics, mostly wool, chenille, cotton, taffeta, silk and velvet. A few replacement patches found here and there are scattered over the quilt. The binding is still in very good condition, and it has a light weight cotton batting.
It's been well cared for over the past 100 years and is still in very good condition. The item "Antique CRAZY QUILT Vintage c.1880 PENNSYLVANIA Elaborately Hand Embroidered" is in sale since Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles\Bed & Bath Linens\Quilts, Bedspreads & Coverlets". The seller is "blackbuggyantiques" and is located in Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.