1850 - 1875 "Irish Chain" Quilt

Description
A variation of the “Irish Chain” and “Sawtooth” bands are used to frame the four “Tulip”motifs on this 19th century red and green quilt. Outline quilting is used for the motifs at 8-9 stitches per inch. A combination of straight and diagonal grid quilting enhances the overall design of this pieced and appliqued quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 79 in x 79 in; 201 cm x 201 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T12175
accession number
231442
catalog number
T12175
subject
Textiles
Quilting
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. Roy E. Thomas and Col. Herbert A. Meek
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