Gold, blue, and tan Goblet pattern quilt

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20th century
cotton cloth, batting, and thread
H x W x D: 70 × 75 1/2 × 1/8 in. (177.8 × 191.8 × 0.3 cm)
Pieced quilt in solid dark blue, gold, and tan with forty-eight (48) Goblet pattern blocks. Each block has a gold goblet on a dark blue ground, with the blocks set on point and alternated with solid squares in dark blue or tan. A gold border is sewn along the top and bottom with an additional tan outer border on the top, bottom, and proper right sides. There is no border on the proper left side. A strip of black with tan floral print fabric is sewn along the proper left bottom as part of the outer border. The quilt is backed with an olive brown light weight fabric. The top, cotton batting, and back are attached with hand quilting in yellow or dark blue thread corresponding with the top color in an outline of the goblet shapes with vertical lines in the open block spaces and borders. The binding is not even. In some places the top and bottom edges are turned in and seamed, in others the top is folded over to the back, and in others the back is folded over to the top.
Domestic life
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
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