Unknown Design (C 240)
Unknown Quilt Maker
69 x 77 inches
Found in Jerusalem, Ohio
Excellent Condition: No problems noted
Ex-Eli Leon Collection
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It must have taken a very skilled and organized maker to put this eccentric quilt together. I don't know this design, though at first I thought it might be a variant of Ocean Waves. (It's not.)
Eli Leon was known for his very extensive collection of African American quilts. He also had a (much smaller) collection of antique EuroAmerican quilts. Eli had an eye for the graphic and eccentric. I was able to buy this unusual quilt from his collection.
The maker used only two colors, and by choosing just the right printed cottons, she created a charming, rather sparkly design.
Hand quilted and in Excellent Condition.