Quilt, Split Bars pattern

Amish maker American

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This Split Bars quilt is an example of the type of centrally focused pattern most favored by the Lancaster County Amish, and it is clear how it may have "grown" out of simpler early patterns like the Center Square and Bars (1973.124). The jewel-like colors of the blue-gray, magenta, green, and red wool fabric make this quilt a particularly appealing example of the pattern. As is usual for this type of quilt, the central striped panel is diamond quilted, and the borders around it are embellished with fancier quilting. There is a floral vine in the narrow red border, and the wide border is quilted with a feather vine and additional shorter runs of feather quilting that terminate in tulips.

Quilt, Split Bars pattern, Amish maker, Wool and cotton, American

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