Quite a few people picked it up and looked it over and, consequently, passed it by probably because of its $120 price tag and tatty appearance. At the end of the sale it had been deeply discounted, but still no one wanted to take it home. My mom called me and I went over to see it and I ended up buying it for $20. Lucky me!
It is hand-appliqued and machine quilted. I have never seen a pattern like this before and I am having trouble finding it anywhere. My research has come to a screeching halt.
Can you imagine the time this quilt took to create? All of those tiny stitches done thousands of times, it boggles the mind.
I would love to know the name of this pattern, if it has one at all. Maybe it came straight from the imagination of the quilter or was printed up in a long-ago newspaper. Whichever it was, it is beautiful, a treasure that was almost lost.
So, if anyone has any inkling about the name of this patter, could you let me know? I hope I can solve this mystery during my lifetime. ;)