1850 - 1875 "Nine-patch" Pieced Quilt

Description
An unknown quilter assembled this quilt using a striking combination of deep blue, red, and various plaids of wool, wool-cotton, and cotton fabrics. Five-and-a-half inch square blocks are pieced in a modified “Nine-patch” design. Each has a red center, blue rectangles, and plaid corner squares. They are set alternately with blue squares. These are framed by plaid triangles along the edges. It is quilted 8 stitches per inch. The binding, a ½ inch straight strip of the same blue fabric as the large squares, completes the quilt.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1875
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, wool, wool/cotton, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 89 in x 72 in; 227 cm x 184 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T17346.000
catalog number
T17346.000
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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