Reversible strip quilt made from clothing fabrics

Created by
Unidentified
Date
20th century
Medium
wool, cotton, synthetic fiber, batting, and thread
Dimensions
H x W x D: 87 1/2 × 70 1/2 × 1/4 in. (222.3 × 179.1 × 0.6 cm)
Description
Strip quilt made from pieces of clothing fabrics in various weave structures and fibers with muted color tones. Some of the strips have seams, indicating they may be made from recycled clothing. The strips are not uniform in size and are sewn in four (4) columns with the strips oriented horizontally. Each long side has a border of vertically oriented strips, while the top and bottom sides do not have this additional border. The edges of the blocks are turned to the back and sewn down to form a self-fabric binding. The back of the quilt is also pieced from clothing samples, but has five (5) columns of strips roughly the same width across, with a thinner column along one long edge. A thin layer of batting is placed between the top and back. The layers are sewn together with machine quilting in a grid pattern using navy thread.
Classification
Textiles-Quilts
Type
quilts
Topic
Domestic life
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
Object number
2014.156.2
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd509ecbac1-0c20-4e1a-b9e4-82a2e04d8dbe