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Floral appliqué corners and a border of four-patch diamonds are common elements in star quilts of this region. The diamonds in the border are the same as those used in the star piecing. The quiltmaker managed to avoid the elaborate border’s competing with the central star.
As a bequest, this quilt came without family history, and we can only suppose that it was the work of one of the donor’s grandmothers, who were both of the right age to have made this handsome piece.
Block- and roller-printed and solid cottons, cotton filling, backing, and binding
Twelve prints in pastel tones are used in the star and the nine-patch diamond border. Three additional large-scale florals appear in the borders and appliqués. The quiltmaker chose her palette carefully for a harmonious effect. Note the careful arrangement of the diamond-shaped nine-patches along each side.