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BUTTERFLIES APPLIQUE AND PIECED VINTAGE QUILT


 
BUTTERFLIES APPLIQUE AND PIECED VINTAGE QUILT
   

 





There were quite a few Butterfly patterns produced for quilters to make during the Depression era (probably to lift the spirits). To my experience this one is the best published version. It incorporates many printed feedsacks cottons from the era, and is pieced then appliqued to the white foundation, the form accented with embroidered black antenna. The resulting graphic is almost abstract and pleasingly Art Deco in feeling thanks to the geometry of the design and the many figures included in the quilt. There's a soltly weathered patina but the colors and fabrics remain strong. Outsized which is also unusual for the period