African American Quilt, estimated 1930 to 1950 (70 to 90 years old). Improvisational Compass Rose Mariner Star Quilt North Carolina African American Quilt Mid Century All hand stitched, using unique variations of a Compass Rose/Mariners Star/Four Point Star/Rocky Road To Kansas City patterns. Twenty five stars in total.
These stars are bordered by Piece of Pie pattern octagonal blocks resembling cornbread or pie wedges. Most of those wedges contain two to three scraps of fabric to create the shape. The quilter made use of whatever bits of fabric were available and lovingly sewed ever stitch of this piece by hand. The quilting is all hand stitched as well. Fabrics used are feedsack cotton prints, plaid clothing remnants and hand dyed cotton.The stars are solid and appear in nearly every color of the rainbow. The backing is ivory cotton with some frays along the very edge where the fabric folds. Measures 72 x 70 inches. This quilt is lightweight with no filling.
It was meant for our mild weather here in North Carolina. Estimated age 70 to 90 years old. The fabrics are strong, the quilt is soft textured.There are one or two light spots along the cream border but otherwise it is clean, intact and free of stains or major issues. What a wonderful example of perseverance and utilization of available resources. The African American quilts encompass a wide range of history and brilliant creativity. The item "RARE African American Quilt Primitive Dark Star Improvisational North Carolina" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Black Americana\Other Black Americana". The seller is "groupie_chic_couture" and is located in Kernersville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Uruguay, South africa.