Hearts and Stars Folk Art Amish Quilt
This is Amish Spirit’s second historic quilt: a vintage quilt top that was never made into a quilt until we purchased it and asked our Amish friends to make it into the finished quilt you see here. This particular quilt top is one that we are most fond of – it is made of rare and unusual fabrics, likely in Massachusetts and during the Civil War era.
You can call this top (now a quilt) folk art. It has a folksy primitive quality. We’ve never seen anything like it – not in any book or website, or, at any show or exhibit. This quilt is both pieced and appliqued, all by hand, as the maker certainly did not have access to a treadle machine.
The pattern consists of blocks on point – of a six pointed star – surrounded by hearts, which alternate with blocks on point – of pinwheels (or 4 contiguous hour glasses at right angles). The fabrics are beautiful “double pinks” over ivory. Every star and every heart is different. Each shape was freehand cut without the use of a stencil.
The Amish have hand quilted around every piece of fabric. They surrounded the vintage top with an ivory sash and then added another darker double pink sash (from their own collection). Finally, the quilt is hand bound with another strip of ivory. This truly is a beautiful new quilt, from the Civil War era.
Approximate dimensions: 102″ X 110″ – $2,450.00