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Appliqué Quilt
1840-1860
Quiltmaker:Quilted by Unknown
Hand-stitched plain-woven cotton
Primary Dimensions (length x width): 85 1/2 x 75 1/2in. (217.2 x 191.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Calvin C. Balles
Gallery Copy: Appliqué quilts are made when a design is cut from one fabric and sewn to another as a surface decoration. This particular quilt uses a Rose Wreath pattern variation of reds and greens on a white ground. The hand quilted diamond pattern creates a pleasant contrast with the flowing lines of the appliqué.
Description: Appliqué quilt in a Rose Wreath pattern variation. The quilt consists of a plain-woven white cotton top, batting, and backing that are joined with a hand-stitched quilted pattern. The appliquéd pattern consists of twelve wreaths made of dark green cotton, each with four deep red flowers that each has a yellow center. Three sides of the quilt have a border of red flowers on a green vine. The quilt has an overall dense diamond grid quilting pattern with concentric squares inside each wreath. Each edge of the quilt has straight grain white cotton binding. Condition: The top of the quilt has some light stains, especially along the bottom edge and left quarter. The backing is stained lightly as well. The backing has at several small tears.
Object Number: 1965.30.0
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