1840 - 1860 Appliqued Quilt Blocks


Seven appliqued quilt blocks of the type found in album quilts. Each of plain-weave white cotton fabric appliqued with a four-armed conventionalized floral motif cut from printed cottons with red grounds. The center of each appliqued motif is cut out, providing space on the white ground-fabric for writing a name. Five different printed fabrics have been used for the applique. Blocks D and E are of the same fabric.

Date Made: 1840-1860Associated Dates: 1840 00 00+ / 1840 00 00+, 1860 00 00- / 1860 00 00-

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, PhiladelphiaAssociated Place: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Quilting


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Credit Line: GIft of Mrs. Joan R. Stephens

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0667.12A-GAccession Number: 1990.0667Catalog Number: 1990.0667.12A-G

Object Name: Quilt Blocks

Physical Description: fabric, cotton (overall material)plain weave/applique (overall production method/technique)paper (overall material)applique (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 12 in x 12 in; 30 cm x 30 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a3-c2f8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_556230

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