1790 - 1810 Pieced Child's Quilt

Description
Of Scottish or American origin, this child’s quilt was used in the donor’s family. The quilt is constructed with thirty-five 4-5/8" blocks pieced of printed and plain triangles. The fabrics have stripe, geometric, and floral motifs block-printed in rose and brown with penciled blue accents. The quilt is framed by a 4-1/4" border, block-printed with birds, flowers, thistles, and striped edges.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1790-1810
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton, linen (overall material)
thread, linen (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
brown (overall color)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
pieced, quilted (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 40 in x 31 in; 102 cm x 80 cm
Place Made
unknown
ID Number
1985.0771.01
catalog number
1985.0771.01
accession number
1985.0771
subject
Quilts
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
Children
Family & Social Life
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Evelyn Endlich
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