Pink and yellow pinwheel quilt made by Elizabeth Salter Smith

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Created by
Salter Smith, Elizabeth Anne, American, born 1850
Medium
cotton cloth, cotton thread, and batting
Dimensions
H x W: 84 × 83 in. (213.4 × 210.8 cm)
Type
quilts
Place made
Georgia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1880-1920
Description
A pink, yellow, and white quilt with a repeating block design of hand-pieced and appliqued pinwheels. There are nine (9) pinwheels arranged in three (3) columns of (3) and surrounded by sashing. The pinwheels are hand-pieced from plain white and double pink prints creating a striped effect. Each wheel has a saw tooth border and an appliqued pink center. The pinwheel is hand-appliqued to a pink ground. The sashing and the border are made from a bright yellow fabric with a small repeating print of red and black floral bursts and black stippled background. A pink stripe runs through the sashing and there are four (4) pink and yellow nine-patches in the corners of the sashing. The blocks and sashing are surrounded by a border made of the yellow fabric, with two pink strips sewn at each corner of the border. The quilt has thin batting and is backed with a plain off-white fabric. It is hand bound with a red and white striped fabric. The quilting is done by hand in white thread with different design elements including lines that following the wheel of each block, parallel lines in the background of the block, and a scallop or fan motif in the sashing and border. A strip of Velcro is added along the top back edge of the quilt. A fabric label is sewn at the back bottom proper left corner with hand written ink reading "CAVIGGA #8 / PINWHEELS 84" w x 87" l".
Topic
African American
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.162.6
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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