...and it's a quilt! Look at this beauty:
The real gems, though, are in its details.
A nice crisp Benjamin Harrison campaign ribbon:
Harrison was our 23th president, making this ribbon (and most probably the quilt) c.1889. It's easy to mix him up with his grandpa, William Henry Harrison, our ninth president, who died in 1841.
Lovely apple blossoms (innocence, if you know your Language of Flowers):
Another nice floral detail:
Polished cotton backing. Yes, this is machine-quilted. I've seen it before on Crazies from the Victorian period; it must have been popular back then.
Ooh, ooh, ooh. Won't my students enjoy this one!
If you'd like to learn more about Crazy quilts, try my book CRAZY QUILTS. You'll find it on Amazon and the Brickworks website. Warning: it's addictive. You might end up as crazy as me!
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