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Challans Applique Coverlet

Challans Applique Quilt

There were many beautiful quilts at the recent exhibition "The Blossoming of Patchwork" at the Quilt Museum. But for many viewers, this was one of the most striking: 

Maker:
S. Challans
Date:
1811

Appliqué frame coverlet made from printed dress cottons, with an outer frame of furnishing fabric. The central circular medallion has petal shaped pieces forming a large flower, which is outlined by a zigzag edged square frame, with surrounding borders of alternating triangles and zigzag shapes. The coverlet has an embroidered name and date in cross stitch in the centre ‘S. Challans 

More interesting information on this quilt can be found at the link here:

http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/blog/quilt-history-articles/01377.html