1825 - 1850 Pieced Quilt

Description
Found in Londonderry, Vermont, in a house dated about 1850, this quilt was purchased by the donor in the 1980s. The many cotton fabrics used to construct this quilt give it value.
Ten-inch blocks of red-and-white floral printed fabric alternate with “Sixteen-Patch” blocks composed of many block- and roller-printed fabrics. Ten “Eight-pointed Star” blocks of block-printed red-and-white fabric are set near the outer edge. Three quilting patterns are utilized for the three different types of blocks, quilted 6-7 stitches per inch. Blue cotton triangles on the outer edges complete the well-planned quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1825-1850
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 97 in x 95 in; 245 cm x 241 cm
ID Number
1985.0223.01
catalog number
1985.0223.01
accession number
1985.0223
Credit Line
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Best
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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