Sawtooth Bars Quilt
Unidentified Quilt Maker, Inscribed initials: "OTP"
Dated "Feb. 22, 1916"
80 x 80 inches
This quilt is cool in oh, so many ways ...
It is exciting and soothing at the same time. The quilt maker chose the simplicity of using only two colors in a symmetrical and uncomplicated design ~ "Bars"
S/he created visual excitement by setting the Bars on the diagonal -- and then by adding half square triangles to make the Bars a slightly jittery "Sawtooth." The s/he hand quilted it, with nice even stitches, in straight, horizontal lines giving it yet another (subtle) texture.
The inscribed initials and date may be the artist's signature -- or just as likely, the initials and special date of the lucky recipient of a beautiful gift.
Excellent Condition .... Note: Both fabrics (the indigo and the white) are printed