1790 - 1810 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

Description
Small “Nine-patch” blocks, mostly constructed of block-printed cottons, are set diagonally in 5-inch-wide vertical strips. These strips are further separated by narrower strips of dark brown cotton with printed flowers and beige and white striped cotton. Linen thread was used for the chevron pattern quilting (6 stitches per inch). The quilt is an example of early-19th-century fabrics and design.
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)
Measurements
overall: 94 in x 90 in; 237 cm x 229 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
1995.0011.05
accession number
1995.0011
catalog number
1995.0011.05
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
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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 Mrs. Robert Stephens

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