1875 - 1885 Pieced and Appliqued "Basket" Quilt

Description
Baskets have long been a popular motif on quilts. Pieced basket patterns became popular in the mid-19th century. This example is in red and green plain-woven cottons. The lining is a roller-printed cotton. The red and green baskets are pieced and appliqued on 7-inch white blocks, alternating with red and green blocks. The border consists of 3-inch bands; red, green and white at the sides; red and white at the top and bottom. The lining, blocks and border strips are machine stitched. It is quilted at 6-7 stitches per inch. The well-planned quilt, in vivid colors, is an interesting variation of the basket quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1875-1885
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 91 in x 87 in; 231 cm x 221 cm
place made
United States: Virginia, Brentsville
ID Number
TE*T11175
accession number
205529
catalog number
T11175
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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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. Lillie Tier

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