1840 - 1860 "Evening Star" Pieced Quilt

Description
Pieced 8-inch blocks in the “Evening Star” (or “Sawtooth Star”) pattern are set diagonally with 8-inch plain blocks. Blocks are pieced of roller-printed cottons (1830-1860s), woven stripes, and checks. The border (22-inches on the sides, 21-inch bottom) is a geometric roller-printed cotton. Lined with an ivory cotton, filled with cotton, and quilted at 7 stitches per inch. No separate binding, the front and lining are turned in and sewn with a running stitch. Star patterns are popular quilting designs and this mid-19th century example uses a variety of fabrics with both printed and woven designs.
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: 102 in x 101 in; 259 cm x 257 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17345.000
catalog number
T17345.000
accession number
321804
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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