Bali Double Wedding Ring Star Queen Quilt in Shades of Batik Blue & Burgundy
An Almost Amish Quilt Exclusive with 100% labor from Amish artisans. A beautiful gift for a bride and groom, or for an anniversary...or for yourself! The Double Wedding Ring first came into use in the 1890's and gained popularity right around the turn of the 20th century. This quilt is pieced beautifully and has excellent quilting. We believe the Star adaptation was probably first designed in 1996. We estimate there are approximately 81,700 individual hand stitches in this quilt! It is a one-of-a-kind item.
The dazzling blue and burgundy batik fabrics meld together so beautifully, which is a bit of a challenge: there are 26 different fabrics in this quilt top! Out of the 26, 19 are batiks. This quilt just oozes superior craftsmanship! Cared for properly, this quilt will become a family heirloom.
Approximate Dimensions, information on batik fabrics, and detailed description of photos is offered below.
Approximate Dimensions: 101 ½" x 112½"
Quilting: Excellent quality with an average of 7 stitches per inch
Fiber Content: All fabrics in top and backing are 100% Cotton. Batting inside is 100% polyester fiberfill.
Additional photo descriptions:
- Close-up view of Bali Double Wedding Star design and fabrics used
- Quilting detail: hearts are quilted in between the rings. Each heart has a small loop on the end and three teardrop-shaped loops inside the heart at the top. We don't know if this is evocative of the Trinity or if it's just a pretty embellishment! Please note: the dark spots on the background are NOT stains. They are part of the scroll design of the hand-crafted batik fabric.
- First close-up of quilting reveals an excellent 7 stitches per inch
- 2nd close-up of quilting reveals an excellent 7 stitches per inch
- Most often Double Wedding Ring quilts have scalloped edges. Not so with this quilt; it is squared up at the ends (will be shown in next photo). Note the end row of rings and the navy blue sash and binding. Border is solid white as opposed to background batik scroll fabric.
- Back is solid white, is folded up upon itself, and is photographed against white cotton blanket.
about batik fabrics
Batiks have been with us for over 2,000 years. They are believed to have migrated from the Asian continent to the Malay Archipelago. That region has made them the most famous, particularly the islands forming Indonesia, although batik is also found in Polynesia, India, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Wax is applied to the area of the fabric that the artisan does not want to dye. After the first dye is applied, the artisan boils the fabric to rid it of the wax. Then the process is repeated again with a new design and color. The use of batiks in quilting is relatively new to the Amish, but they have been long used in Hawaiian and other quilting.