Rose and Plume (Variation)
Deerfield (Augusta County), mid-nineteenth century
79" x 83"
In this small, graceful quilt the maker has merged a rose center with a Princess Feather-like leaf and repeated this single motif throughout, surrounding it with a swag border accented with varicolored fleur-de- lis. Note the reverse applique detail in the roses and the lovely freestyle quilting designs around the appliqued blocks.