1840 - 1860 "LeMoyne Star" Pieced Quilt

Description
Thirty-five blocks, 8-inches square, are pieced in the “Lemoyne Star” pattern. They are set diagonally with twenty-four 8-inch squares of the same floral printed cotton. All four sides are finished with large triangles of printed cottons. On one end is an 8½-inch border of the same floral print as the squares. Quilting patterns include outline on the pieced squares; parallel lines and 1½-inch diagonal grid on the un-pieced squares; and, clamshell on the border. It is quilted 8 stitches per inch. The quilt is an interesting combination of mid-19th century roller printed cottons.
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: 85 in x 56 in; 216 cm x 142 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17350.000
catalog number
T17350.000
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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