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This sweet 17-inch by 15-inch piece vintage quilt piece has an exquisite appliqué flower cluster that was beautifully stitched by hand. Details are:
~ The whole piece is shown in the 2nd photo.
~ The center flower is a pastel shade of peach that almost looks dark cream or ivory.
~ The flower bouquet is not quite centered on the rectangle. To use the piece for a pillow, you probably would cut it down and use the bouquet as the center piece for the pillow, adding a border or frame around it.
~ The appliqué stitching on the flower is some of the tiniest hand stitching I have ever seen on an appliqué. It is expertly stitched.
~ In addition to the appliqué stitching on the flower cluster, there is quilted feather wreath around the flower cluster, which is hard to see in the photos. I think you can see it if you Zoom on the last photo of the back.
~ The flower circle is 7 inches across. Including the quilted wreath, the bouquet would be in a circle is a little more than 9 inches across.
~ On the background fabric, there is diagonal hand-stitched quilting in rows that are just 5/8 inch apart. Like the appliqué, the quilting is done in tiny stitches at 6-8 SPI. There is one place about 4 inches long, near the lower left corner, where the diagonal stitching has come out and is missing.
~ The background fabric and the backing are creamy white, rather than stark white.
~ Other than the section of missing quilt stitching in one of the diagonal rows, I found no flaws or blemishes.
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