The union star quilt is made of 3 colours, red, white and blue. The centre pieces and points are white, the pieces to fill between the joints are blue, and the corner pieces red.
The text is from Scammell’s Universal Treasure-house of Useful Knowledge: An Encyclopedia of Valuable Receipts in the Principal Arts of Life… etc, 1889. Click here to read it online, or download it free, from Google E-books.
artwork by Joanne Stanbridge 2014