1850 - 1875 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

Description
The blocks for this quilt are pieced in the basic “Nine-patch” pattern and set diagonally with unpieced 5 ¼-inch squares of mainly the same roller-printed cotton. The lining and filling are cotton. The pieced blocks have outline quilting, while the quilting on the squares consists of parallel lines, 6-7 stitches per inch. The binding is a ¾-inch (finished) bias strip of printed cotton seamed to the lining, whip stitched to the front. The “Nine-patch” is one of the earliest pieced patterns which has retained its popularity. The blocks on this quilt display a variety of cotton fabrics typical of the period.
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: 84 in x 81 in; 213 cm x 206 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17343.000
catalog number
T17343.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.