I adapted the tulip basket border from an antique 1870's red and green princess feather applique quilt, kept the four block design but gave it a color makeover and scaled it down from full size to small wall quilt. I think the woman who made it would be glad her design still works but would be a bit surprised with the black, white and hot pink color scheme. Made for a Time Challenge- I focused on giving the original a "makeover" by using an updated, modern color scheme.
Hand appliqued and hand quilted.
This 4 blocks prince's or princess feather quilt when made was a very Christmas'y red and green and would have been a stunning quilt. But as you can see it is the victim of the unstable or 'fugitive' green synthetic dyes of the 1870's to early 1900's. The 'turkey red' was a very stable dye and is as bright as when the quilt was made.