Sunburst Hand Quilted 1920's Quilt 84 Inches by 96 Inches Pieced

Regular price $ 175.00


  • Vintage item

There are many variations of sunburst patterns on quilts, but this one with the central pieced sunburst is dramatic and eye catching. The colors are cranberry, hunter green and a pale mustard set against an ecru background that's a bit darker than it looks in the photos--more like an unbleached muslin. The colored fabrics are all 1920's cotton prints, patterned with flowers. The pieces were machine stitched and the quilting was then done by hand, using double hearts on the outermost green diamonds of the sunburst. The top, bottom and side edges are trimmed with rows of diamonds that form points for a very decorative look. The reverse of the quilt is the cranberry print only.

This quilt measures 84 inches {7 feet} wide and 96 inches {8 feet} long to fit a queen size bed perfectly. You can also use this on a full size bed, where it will have a longer drop on the top, bottom and sides or on a twin bed as a bedspread. It also looks spectacular hung on the wall; since it was made for a bed, there's no sleeve for hanging, but one can be easily made. This quilt has very thin batting, no doubt cotton that's 1/8 inch thick, so it has a low loft {not fluffy}.

This quilt is in very nice condition. There are just a few loose threads where stitches have come undone; these are noticeable from the back. It's been washed, probably more than once, so it's a bit faded and puckered, but as you can see from the photos, it displays beautifully.


PYH 4142