1884 - 1900 Crazy Patchwork Quilt Blocks

1884 - 1900 Crazy Patchwork Quilt Blocks

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Seven blocks of crazy patchwork numbered T.13529B-H. For all blocks, the patches are turned under and basted to a cotton ground, some then embroidered, and some not completely stitched. The embroidery is worked through both the silk patches and the cotton ground. Motifs include flowers, fans, spider webs, a snowflake, a chick, and a yellow transfer-printed script letter M. Embroidery stitches: Buttonhole, Feather, Herringbone, Chain, Daisy, Couble Cross, Satin, Cross. The blocks accompany a pattern book of crazy patchwork (T.13529A) from Strawbridge & Clothier, Philadelphia, PA; from which the designs on the blocks were transferred or copied.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Blocks, Quilted
quilt blocks
patterns
date made
1875-1900
1884-1900
maker
unknown
Physical Description
fabric, silk, velvet, ribbon, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 in x 18 in; 41 cm x 46 cm
ID Number
TE.T13529
catalog number
T13529
accession number
259084
Credit Line
Mrs. J. W. McBurney
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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