1840 - 1860 "Pinwheel" Pieced Quilt

Description
Large triangles of printed cotton, two dark and two light, were pieced to make the 11 ¼-inch blocks. The blocks are set to make a “Pinwheel” pattern across the surface of the quilt. Two corners are cut out. The fabrics are all plain-woven block-printed and roller-printed floral cottons. The lining consists of 5 lengths of plain-woven peach cotton. It is cotton filled, quilted 9 stitches per inch, bound with a 7/8-inch woven striped cotton tape folded over the edge and stitched with running stitch through all layers. The quilt is an example of mid-nineteenth century fabrics and design.
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: 103 in x 114 in; 262 cm x 290 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17340.000
catalog number
T17340.000
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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