Attributed to Greene County, Tennessee
Sold at Leland Little Auctions in Hillsborough NC
Virginia, From Cindy's Antiques
What is the deal on these giant tulips?
Mary Black (1860-1927) Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Except hardly anyone ever remarks on it.
South Carolinian Laurel Horton summed it up in her book on Mary Black's Family Quilts. Mary lived in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
"The Tulip was one of the most popular appliqué patterns in the Carolina upcountry during the 1870s, and the color scheme and arrangement of Mary's quilt are typical of the region and the era. It is constructed of twenty identical blocks of a very large single tulip motif. Each tulip blossom has five points and is attached to a stem having two small leaves. Compared with other appliquéd floral patterns, these 'Carolina' Tulip quilts are particularly big and bold, rather than graceful and delicate."https://southernspaces.org/content/tulip-quilt-ca-1880