1850 - 1875 "Shoo-fly" Pieced Quilt

Description
“Shoo-fly” blocks, composed of roller-printed floral and geometric patterned cottons, provide the design for this quilt. The same large floral print cotton was used for both the bands separating the blocks and the ruffled flounce on three sides. The lining is pieced with three lengths of roller-printed cotton in a bold design, depicting a running mare and foal that appear to be in a field or partial wreath of flowers. The quilting is a diagonal grid pattern, 6 stitches per inch. The quilt was donated by a collector of early American domestic furnishings.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 82 in x 94 in; 209 cm x 239 cm
ID Number
TE.E388878
accession number
182022
catalog number
E388878
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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