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Antique Lone Star Quilt

  • E-Mail: linda.bartimus@gmail.com
  • Phone: 904-392-1703
  • Street: 261 Pinehurst Pointe Drive
  • City: St. Augustine
  • State: Florida
  • Zip/Postal Code: 32092
  • Listed: November 11, 2017 10:55 am
  • Expires: 21 days, 20 hours


Antique Lone Star Quilt

c. 1865

     This is a Kentucky quilt from central Ky. It has been in my family for generations.  It was appraised in 2016 by a certified appraiser from Missouri and although I can list some of the physical characteristics the appraiser noted I am prohibited from listing the appraiser’s name or the value that she assigned to the quilt.   

      AGE:  Based on the history of the quilt with my family, workmanship, style and other points,  the appraiser confirmed the date as circa 1865.

     DESCRIPTION: The quilt is a perfect square 75″ X 75″.  Made of 100% cotton solids it was hand pieced, hand quilted and hand finished.  The quilt contains a large lone star as its focal point.  The setting corners and triangles are ivory, the quilt is framed very nicely with a triple border. The corners have four patch squares.  The edge is finished with an orange 3/8″ single fold binding.  It was finished by hand slightly rounded corners. The quilt was hand quilted with ivory, red, and green thread.  The quilting designs include 1/4″ to pattern and an overall diamond grid. The backing is one hold piece of muslin. Interestingly it appears that the maker ran out of dark olive fabric about half way through the star and substituted a beige fabric. 

WORKMANSHIP AND QUILTING:  The construction is good with secure seams throughout with well-matched intersections.  The triangle border makes a good frame. The quilting stitches average 10  to the inch.  They are very evenly spaced and tiny.  The quilting is evenly distributed. 

CONDITION:  The quilt is in very good condition of its age, although the batting is migrating.  There is some mild fading. There are some very minor repairs.  The quilt has been washed.  There are only a few very minor faint stains.

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