Litchfield Historical Society
79 1/2" length x 89" width
Appliqued and quilted coverlet cut out at two corners for a 4 poster bed. Central panel appliqued in Maltese cross form using palmetto print cotton worked in a honeycomb octagonal patches appliqued on a floral chintz in madder colors on a yellow ground having roses, marigolds and exotic flora with palmette leaves. Four small calicos are used for the star. A yellow background printed in blue making a green leaf and dot pattern (this pattern forms arms and surrounds medallions in center and at ends of arms) These are worked from two resist patterns a sepia and pink on white with the dark color predominating and another in the same colors predominately pink with darker dots and light areas. A rosebud probably from a floral trail design on a white ground is used as the center for two of the medallions. ...[more]
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