1890 - 1900 Nine-patch Pieced Quilt

Description
Nine-inch square “Nine-patch” blocks are set diagonally with a 5-inch sashing. The roller print cotton with a floral motif on a dark brown ground used for the sashing contrasts with the floral, geometric, stripe, and check motifs of the cottons used for the blocks. The lining consists of plain-woven orange cotton. The filling is cotton and it is quilted 6 stitches per inch. No separate binding, the front is turned to the lining and whip stitched. The quilt is an example of late 19th century quilting and fabrics.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1890-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 88 in x 68 in; 224 cm x 173 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17339.000
catalog number
T17339.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilts
Quilting
Domestic Furnishings
Textiles
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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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