The Irish Patchwork Quilt
This rare Irish patchwork quilt has survived the test of time beautifully. Originally from County Armagh and typical of an Ulster Quilt, these types of quilts were often made from flour sacks, old dresses and shirt fabrics. Many did not survive in as good as order as this one has.
There are nicely faded Victorian florals and interesting stripped and checked fabrics (possibly made from old shirts) hexagons all pieced together by hand to form interesting rosettes set off by a red and white framework making a very striking quilt.
There are signs of age and the fabrics which used brown dye have signs of wear here and there. This is typical of this type of fabric from this era.
Overall for a quilt of this time it is in very good condition. It is a historical document of this Irish era.
Sizing: 170cm x 198 cm (67 inches x 78 inches).