Stylized floral appliqué quilt

Created by
cotton cloth, batting, and thread
H x W x D: 83 1/4 × 66 1/2 × 1/4 in. (211.5 × 168.9 × 0.6 cm)
20th century
Appliqué quilt in red, green, yellow, and white with a stylized floral design. There are twelve (12) blocks on the quilt, all alike, containing hand-appliquéd design of a highly stylized floral motif in solid red, solid green, and solid pale yellow fabrics on a white ground. The blocks are sewn together without sashing, and are surrounded by an appliqué border of an abstract leaf and bud vine in red and green. A thin red border with printed black dots fabric followed by a wider solid light green border surround the blocks and inner vine border, with red striped square corners in both the red and green borders. The quilt is backed with a brown and pink plaid cotton and a layer of batting is placed between the top and back. The solid green binding is machine-sewn and the layers are hand-quilted in white, red, or green thread corresponding to the ground color of the top fabric where the stitches are made. A muslin sleeve is basted along the back of one edge for hanging, with a thin strip of Velcro sewn above it and smaller pieces of Velcro sewn at each bottom back corner.
African American
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
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Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture

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