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Postage Stamp 'Nosegay'/'Computer' Quilt- Mint-

(Item: Q-694)

Offering this wonderful quilt, Nosegay, that has a similar look to the Anne Orr patterns. Note the surrounding staggered border of the small blue postage stamp squares. Anne Orr was known for her style of quilts that often were called "Computer Quilts", due to the fact that they were small postage stamp sized blocks put together with solid colored fabrics and had a rather Deco like computer generated pattern. Sometimes they looked like flowers or baskets, such as this and are more visual when standing a few feet from the quilt and seeing it hung or displayed on a bed.  The condition of the quilt is mint and unused. The quilting is small grids and patterns. Hand quilted at a nice 8-9 spi. The separate narrow blue binding is finely stitched on by hand. An excellent quilt to add to a collection, especially if looking for designers quilt patterns of the early 1900's. 

This information  was forwarded to my by a an email and is much appreciated as to the background on this pattern. "  Merikay Waldvogal books - Soft Covers for Hard Times.  Merikay indicated (page 36) the name of this pattern is Nosegay, however, she included it in her book as an example of how other companies produced patterns SIMILAR to Anne Orr's popular cross-stitch style quilts.  Here is her quote: "This quilt is included to show how other companies proof Flowers.   I did remember seeing this in one of Merikay Waldvogal books - Soft Covers for Hard Times.  Merikay indicated (page 36) the name of this pattern is Nosegay, however, she included it in her book as an example of how other companies produced patterns SIMILAR to Anne Orr's popular cross-stitch style quilts."   Aslo noted in the book on page 36 is that this pattern appeared in Country Gentleman(Feburary 1940) in the 1940's.   


Circa:  1930's
W. 86″  L. 91″ 
Price: $1395.00 Sale Price: $1195.00
full view of Nosegay quilt- the ground color is a very soft yellow shade
full view of Nosegay quilt- the ground color is a very soft yellow shade
another view as you can see the staggered blue border of postage stamp pieces
another view as you can see the staggered blue border of postage stamp pieces
so unusual
so unusual
note the solid colored blocks in making this quilt- very time consuming
note the solid colored blocks in making this quilt- very time consuming
narrow blue binding and view of the fine quilting, and lots of it
narrow blue binding and view of the fine quilting, and lots of it
another view of it hanging on a wall
another view of it hanging on a wall
this shows the binding and backside- for the backing a white fabric was used- the front is a creamy off white muslin color or very very soft yellow, depends on how you see it
this shows the binding and backside- for the backing a white fabric was used- the front is a creamy off white muslin color or very very soft yellow, depends on how you see it
look at the fine workmanship in this quilt
look at the fine workmanship in this quilt
some more images of the quilting
some more images of the quilting
draped off a bed- note the small 1/2 inch yellow squares that accent the flower buds- this was one difference from Orr's designs
draped off a bed- note the small 1/2 inch yellow squares that accent the flower buds- this was one difference from Orr's designs

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