1840 - 1860 "Nine-patch" Strip Pieced Quilt

Description
The center is composed of 10 1/2-inch strips of seven-inch blocks pieced in the “Nine-patch” pattern, alternating with 7-1/2-inch plain strips of printed cotton. Side and bottom borders (22-inches) are made a roller-printed furnishing print. The quilt has a cotton ivory lining, a cotton filling, and is quilted 8-9 stitches per inch. It is bound with a straight strip of roller-printed floral cotton seamed to front, sewn to lining with running stitch. The cutout corners, designed to accommodate bed posts, are typical of many mid-nineteenth century quilts.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1840-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, linen (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 97 in x 101 in; 246 cm x 257 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17352.000
catalog number
T17352.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilting
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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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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