1840 - 1860 Hexagon Pieced Quilt

Description
This hexagon pieced quilt is either of English or American origin. Two and a half inch hexagons in yellow- and green-ground, roller-printed cottons are arranged in concentric circles, each with a red and white printed center. Nine patches have been replaced, and the binding appears to be a later 19th century fabric. The lining consists of three lengths of plain-woven ivory cotton. The filling is cotton. The quilting pattern outlines each hexagon; 8 stitches per inch. A 7/8-inch (finished) straight strip of twilled polished cotton, seamed to the front, whip stitched to the lining, was used for the binding. This hexagon pieced quilt is an example of a popular technique used for some of the oldest quilt patterns.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 70 in x 53 in; 178 cm x 135 cm
ID Number
TE*T17334.000
catalog number
T17334.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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