1840 - 1860 Octagon Pieced Quilt

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Description
This well planned quilt was executed using just two different roller-printed cottons. One a floral design in red, blue, and brown on white; the other a stylized floral print in blue, tan, and brown. The seven-inch octagons are set with 3 ¼-inch pieced squares creating an overall kaleidoscopic effect. Only along the two side edges and part of the top edge are there triangles made of other printed cottons. The lining is a plain-woven ivory cotton, and the filling is cotton. It is quilted at 8 stitches per inch. There is evidence of repairs made, probably due to wear, on the edges.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 80 in x 101 in; 203 cm x 257 cm
ID Number
TE.T17329.000
catalog number
T17329.000
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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