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RAINBOW BARS ANTIQUE QUILT, Pennsylvania Mennonite, ombre'd


 
RAINBOW BARS ANTIQUE QUILT,  Pennsylvania Mennonite, ombre'd
   

 



An icon of Lancaster County Pennsylvania quiltmaking is the Rainbow Bars pattern, in which varied color strips of cotton are framed within a diagonal pieced border echoing the colors within. This example is a bit unusual in that it does not include the dark navy or the white of the more frequently seen versions. Here the close color values of the yellow and cheddar give an ombre'd shaded effect. Colors have mellowed with age for a beautiful patina