1850 - 1860 "LeMoyne Star" Pieced Bedcover

Description
This bedcover, no filling or quilting, has over 100 eight-inch blocks pieced in the “LeMoyne Star” pattern. An assortment of roller-printed cottons (florals, geometrics, and plaids) are set off with white pieces. The lining is composed of four lengths of plain-woven roller-printed cotton. The binding is a ¾-inch woven striped cotton tape folded over edge, sewn with a running stitch through all layers. The variety of printed cottons used for the stars and the star motif make this mid-nineteenth century bedcover a typical example of the period.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
filling, none (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 82 in; 234 cm x 208 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17354.000
catalog number
T17354.000
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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