1850 - 1900 "Ohio Star" Pieced Quilt

Description
The quilt is composed of blocks pieced in the “Ohio Star” (“Variable Star" or "Eight-pointed Star") pattern set diagonally with 12 ½-inch squares of red printed cotton. The fabrics are plain-woven cottons, mostly roller-printed florals, geometrics and stripes. The lining is cotton and the quilt is cotton filled. It is quilted 5-6 stitches per inch. A bias strip binding of plain red cotton seamed to the front, whipped to the lining completes the quilt. This quilt is an example of nineteenth century quilting employing a variation of the popular star design.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 87 in x 94 in; 220 cm x 238 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17351.000
catalog number
T17351.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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