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Carolina Lily sampler top
31602Cc Carolina Lily Sampler Applique TOP Red, green, chrome orange 250.00
83” x 83” 1850-1875, found in northern Indiana; maker unknown. Nine 27” squares of white muslin, eight with matching designs and one with a medallion, used as the center block. The matching blocks have triple lilies from a single stem, set in a chrome orange pot or base. The lily figures have 4 points, and the side-branching pairs of stems have 2 leaves each. The lily figures are solid red and the stems and leaves are solid dark green. These 8 applique blocks are set around the outside with their vases at the outer borders and the flowers reaching toward the center medallion block, which has 8 curved pieces forming a hollow circle in green, from which stem 4 rose and bud figures in red with green leaves and bracts, alternating with 4 oddly spikey florals in red. The design field is framed by a thick continuous vine, appliqued after the top was assembled; this vine has widely spaced sets of red and leaf, and the vine curves into a circle in the corners. Nicely hand appliqued and hand joined; good condition.