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Wild Goose Chase strippie


91714Cc  Wild Goose Chase Strippie    All brown prints        325.00
     61” x 69” 1840-50, Castile, Wyoming Co., NY.   Gardner (1811-1900) and Florinda (Simons) Bradley (1815-1888) of CT homesteaded in  Wyoming Co., NY in 1853.  This quilt was found in 2017 in a trunk in the homestead attic in Castile, and is presumed to have been made by Florinda.  The quilt is composed of strip formats, one with 7 rows of triangle “geese,”  one brown print per row (except one outside row) set on white fabric with brown dots; and the other strip format is a row of brown narrow stripe fabric, a row of the white with brown dots, and a row of the narrow stripe again.  There are 8 of these strips, alternating with the geese strips.  The back is another very subtle brown dress print with tiny picotage and a 3 leaf figure.  The back is brought to the front to form binding, which is badly worn.  Entirely hand pieced, hand joined, and hand quilted in outline around the triangles and in diagonals across the triple stripes.  Very soft and well used; binding damage as noted, and on one end a brown stripe has split along its length for 6 inches.  


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