A Southern Quilt Hailing from the North Georgia Mountains
|Variation of Whig's Defeat?|
I spied this poor baby (above) in the window of a hardware store in the north Georgia mountains in Clayton, Rabun County. It wasn't really for sale. It was just a window prop but I managed to persuade them to sell it. (If you double click on the photo and look closely, you can see the books on the shelves through the holes in this former beauty.)
The green in the leaves and stem of the tulips has obviously faded.
Does anyone else have a pattern name they would suggest? Would you say it is a variation of Whig's Defeat?
I think it may be early 20th century for there is not much quilting around the three-pronged Lily within each block and the binding looks to be store-purchased bias binding to me. The lack of quilting has allowed the batting to clump as a result of use and washing.
I just loaned the this quilt to my youngest daughter so that she can display it for the holidays. She has such a nice area in which to display it - a high balconey overlooking her living room.
I try to keep a list of where I store "special" items but then fail to update the list if I move something. Now that I have begun to scan a lot of my "stuff", I have to remember what I named the file so that I can file it again too! Ah, the challengs of managing "stuff"!
Well, I just can't resist sharing a few more Red and Green quilts I have seen on eBay over the past many years!
That extra little touch of orange is perfect!
Poor thing, Patchwork Man had only one arm. He sits on an old cheese barrel from the Valley wrapped in red fabric.
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