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Collection Textiles-Quilts
Catalog Number 1993.02.01
Object Name Quilt
Date 1880 ca.
Creator Maker Unknown
Place of Origin Upper Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Material Cotton
Dimensions W-79.5 L-81.5 inches
Description Variable Eight-Point Star Quilt of twenty-five complete blocks of various printed cotton star blocks all set on point. Each block averages 10.00" x 9.75" and consist of a printed cotton star with contrasting printed cotton center.There are also twelve half blocks and four quarter blocks along the border edge. Separating each block is a 2.50" wide sashing made of brown (faded) cotton with a teal and white floral print and white with thin black line cotton cornerstones. The surrounding border is 5.00" wide and made of the same teal floral cotton. The entire quilt has diagonal quilt stitching and is handstitched with white thread and a SPI of 3-5. The back is comprised of a vertically striped cotton, consisting of a light blue ground with faded red and light green paisley stripe, contrasted with a light green, red, white and black leaf stripe. There is an an applied 1/2" wide binding made of a double pink printed cotton, that is used in some of the star blocks. A muslin sleeve has been attached by museum staff for display purposes.
Provenance There is no information about the maker of this piece.

This quilt was documented in the Goschenhoppen Quilt Survey.
Cataloged by C.Harvey
Search Terms Eight Point Star
8 point star
Variable Star