1850 - 1875 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

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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
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
place made
United States
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
ID Number
TE.T17343.000
catalog number
T17343.000
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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