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PERKIOMEN STEPPED BARN RAISING ANTIQUE QUILT


 
PERKIOMEN STEPPED BARN RAISING ANTIQUE QUILT
   

 



Crisp in both appearance and condition, this is a terrific iteration of a pieced pattern arrayed as concentric diamonds. that in the log cabin category is termed a Barn Raising. But this locale specific example from the Perkiomen Valley in PA is pieced using half square triangles rather than narrow strips, also arranged by lights and darks to express those concentric diamonds. The earth tone 19th c cotton prints are enlivened by the solid reds and whites that dance through the patterned field. Great to hang as a square, or as a diamond even so it shows off the pattern on the square.