Lancaster Amish quilt, Diamond in the Square pattern, initialed "VK", c. 1930. Large, square quilt, machine assembled. Pleasing combination of six colors with fine hand quilting.
Top: plain-and twill-weave wools. Center diamond of red has a narrow border of turquoise with olive-green corners. Dark purple twill of the center square also has a narrow inner border that repeats the same turquoise & green of the first inner border. Outer border of blue has pink corners. Hand-finished purple binding, one inch wide, machine sewn to front and turned and whip-stitched to back..
Back: Light pink, plain-weave cotton, sewn from four panels. Initialed "VK" in red cross-stitched cotton, back corner, similar to the previous quilt.
Quilting: Done in black cotton thread. Red center diamond has 3-ring feather wreath with double-outlined 8-point star centered within; tiny single feather wreath in corners. Both inner borders have the same meandering 5-petal flower & stem motif (instead of more common grapevine motif). Deep purple triangles of inner center square has waffle motif. Outer border has densely scrolled feather motif that extends through corner blocks.
|Dimensions||H-80 W-80 inches|
|Collection||Heritage Center Collection|
|Place of Origin||Lancaster County|