Cream and red appliqued quilted bedcover

Created by
Unidentified
Date
ca. 1850
Medium
cotton cloth and cotton batting
Dimensions
H x W x D (with mount): 48 1/2 × 39 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (123.2 × 100.3 × 3.8 cm)
H x W (without mount): 45 × 36 5/8 in. (114.3 × 93 cm)
Description
A cream and red appliqued quilted bedcover made from plain cotton fabrics. The top consists of twelve (12) blocks sewn together by hand and decorated with a geometric design using turned hand applique. Each block contains a circle in the center surrounded by four (4) diamonds that have blunt long tips. Crosses are appliqued over the center of the seams that join the blocks, with additional crosses in the spaces between the diamonds around the outer edge. The blocks are bordered by a panel of the repeating blunt-tipped diamonds around all sides. The quilt is bound with the red fabric by hand. A layer of cotton batting is placed between the top and the backing fabric. The top, batting, and backing are joined with quilted stitches in cream thread that surround each applique shape in two rows.
Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Type
quilts
Topic
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.162.11
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5bd654d15-0daa-4f29-857c-30a93f9dd736