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Description

Autograph/signature quilt with a blue print lattisse between blocks. Autographs on most center squares. Multi-colored with brown, blue and pink predominantly with some attempt at a consistent pattern of arrangement. The backing fabric is a brown strip with some small blue dots . The quilting pattern follows the geometric design of the squares and pieces. The blocks are made with a variety of fabrics in geometric and floral patterns. Several blocks are similar. There is an overall themes of browns on pink or blue or pink block patterns. There are nine rows of blocks running from the head of two rows of five blocks that form the foot of the quilt. The blocks are 8" square. The lattice is 1" is width. There is a 2 1/2" wide bias tape basted to the head of the quilt on the reverse side.

Details

Maker
Clapp, Eliza W. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1850
Material
cotton (textile)
Object type
Bedding
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Walpole (Norfolk county, Massachusetts)
Descriptive terms
cotton (textile)
friendship quilts
QUILT
quilts
Dimensions
67 1/2 x 85 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1996.36
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy R. Coolidge, Cynthia Rich Bonnes, William P. Rich and Susan Dudley Rona
GUSN
10260

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