1840 - 1860 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

Description
Plain squares (5 ¾ inches) of a tiny floral, brown-on-white, roller-printed cotton are set off by blocks pieced in a “Nine-patch” variation. The pieced blocks contain a variety of mid-nineteenth century geometric and floral prints. The quilt is lined with a white cotton (now brown) and filled with cotton. It is quilted, 5 – 6 stitches per inch. The quilt has cut-out corners. The quilt with its variety of prints is an example of mid-nineteenth century quilting.
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: 82 in x 83 in; 208 cm x 211 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17331.000
catalog number
T17331.000
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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