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Birds in the Coxcombs

This traditional red and green antique appliqué quilt is dated from the 1850s. Michelle purchased it from Julie Silber in America — with is quirky appliqué and whimsical border treatment it was too much for Michelle to resist. And she did not have a bird in her collection of quilts. That is her excuse and she is sticking with it!

In antique appliqué patterns, the Coxcomb was inspired by the shape of Cockscomb flowers, also known as Wool Flowers or Brain Celosia. The flower’s name is suggestive of a rooster’s comb.

This quilt features and reverse The original quilt, pictured opposite, has a border pieced from of the quilt. The backing fabric has been folded over to the front to bind the edges. To help you re-create a more stable quilt, Michelle has substituted finished with standard However, you will find some tips on how to finish your

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