1790 - 1800 Linen Pieced Quilt


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.

Date Made: 1790-1800

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Quilting


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14559.000Catalog Number: T14559.000Accession Number: 278173

Object Name: quilt

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-a08e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_645617

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