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NINE PATCH MEDALLION COTTON UNIFORMS ANTIQUE QUILT TOP


 
NINE PATCH MEDALLION COTTON UNIFORMS ANTIQUE QUILT TOP
   

 



The substantial cotton broadcloth pieced for this striking quilt top is the cloth used in workmens' uniforms.The maker may have worked at the factory that manufactured the fabric or the clothing, as the cottons are fresh and untouched, not salvaged from worn garments. A simple composition that has a powerful visual impact, like a contemporary painting that could be hung on a gallery wall with no apologies or need to understand that it was first intended as a quilt.