1850 - 1875 "Dutch Tile" Pieced Quilt

Description
This pieced quilt consists of 5-inch blocks in the “Dutch Tile” or “”Diamond in the Square” pattern, set diagonally in 7-inch wide strips. These strips are separated by 7-inch strips of cotton printed in a series of geometric stripes. The fabrics are mainly geometric roller-printed cottons. The lining consists of three lengths of plain-woven ivory cotton. It is quilted 8 stitches per inch. The binding is a ½-inch (finished) straight strip of the same printed cotton used for the long dividing strips; seamed to the front, whipped to the lining. The variety of fabrics utilized contributes to the overall design of this quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 77 in; 215.9 cm x 195.58 cm
ID Number
TE.T17327.000
catalog number
T17327.000
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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