1790 - 1800 Linen Pieced Quilt

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Description
Block-printed linen fabric (rose and brown on white ground) and blocked printed cotton (printed floral pattern on dark ground) were effectively used to design this two-toned quilt. The center is made of 9-inch square blocks pieced in an “Eight-pointed Star” pattern set alternately with plain squares in the same dark- and light-ground fabrics. The outside row of blocks on all four sides of the quilt is composed of “Eight-pointed Star” blocks in reverse coloring, set with plain blocks. Alternate light and dark triangles are pieced to create the border. The lining is plain linen, and the filling is cotton. It is sewn and quilted with linen thread.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1790-1800
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, linen, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 77 in; 216 cm x 196 cm
ID Number
TE.T14559.000
catalog number
T14559.000
accession number
278173
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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