|Description: Modern overshot coverlet by John Brown. It is made of indigo blue wool on natural white cotton. The pattern is called 'The Beauty of the Lake' and has four-petal, cross-shaped flowers with checker-board squares between each petal.
History: The coverlet is a reproduction of 'The Beauty of the Lake' pattern, which dates back to at least 1840 and was widely used in Canada. See D.K. Burnham and H.B. Burnham's “Keep Me Warm One Night” (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1972), 88, fig 240