Spinning Star King Quilt in Earth Tone Batiks
An Almost Amish Quilt Exclusive with 100% labor from Amish artisans. This is such a well-executed king size quilt created by our Amish craftsperson Rosa and quilted by her family member and co-artisan, Mattie. The appliquéd stars in the center differ from the appliquéd stars in the four corners, and simpler stars in the diamond-shaped border. The earth tone fabrics used in this quilt- the browns, rusts, greens, and even the background has a feathered beige- just impart a warmth to this quilt.
Spinning Star King Amish Quilt in Earth tone Batiks
We estimate that there are over 94,000 separate hand stitches in this one-of-a-kind piece of art quilt! Learn more about this king size Amish quilt for sale with the information below. Plus, view our full selection of king size Amish quilts for sale here.
- Size: King.
- Approximate Width: 112" at full width of scallop; 111" at shallowest part of scallop.
- Approximate Length: 114" at full length of scallop; 113" at shallowest part of scallop.
- Fiber content: Top and backing: 100% cotton. Interior: 100% Polyester Fiberfill.
- Piecing: Excellent quality.
- Stitching: Excellent to Superior quality with 7-8 stitches per inch.
Description of additional photos:
- Close-up view of center medallion
- Extreme close-up of fabrics that make up the center appliquéd stars
- 1st sample of quilting shows superior count of 8 stitches per inch
- 2nd sample of quilting shows superior count of 8 stitches per inch
- 3rd sample of quilting shows excellent count of 7 stitches per inch
- 4th sample of quilting shows excellent to superior count of 7-8 stitches per inch
- Feathered quilting at base of mattress fills in bottom of medallion and small spinning star in corner
- Sample of smaller, simpler appliquéd stars in diamond-shaped border
- Close-up of one of appliquéd stars in diamond-shaped border
- Example of one of four corner appliquéd stars
- Border is a solid brown that has a luxurious hand feel and a scalloped border with feathered heart quilting. Binding is of same material.
- Back is solid off-white but also clearly reveals stitching; this is of back of border.
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.