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Bedcover

Description:

A patchwork bedcover,entirely handsewn in an arrangement of Log Cabin pattern known as 'Sunshine and Shadow' or 'Light and Dark'. The narrow strips of plain green, and plain black cotton (approximately 1cm wide) have been pieced using running stitch onto foundation squares of brown cotton. Each unit or 'block' of patchwork has a central square of plain red wool 6cm on each side. The blocks have been pieced in 9 rows of 9 each, with three rows having darker strips of green fabric used in the patchwork. The raw edges of each joined block have been turned under and neatly finished by hand stitching in brown cotton thread on the reverse. The quilt has no additional backing so that the stitching used in the construction is clearly visible on the reverse, it is very even and neat. The edge of the quilt is bound, by hand, in a narrow plain red wool braid of a type used in dressmaking.