Reversible scrap quilt made from clothing fabrics

Created by
Unidentified
Date
20th century
Medium
wool, cotton, synthetic fiber, batting, and yarn
Dimensions
H x W x D: 75 1/2 × 69 1/2 × 3/4 in. (191.8 × 176.5 × 1.9 cm)
Description
Reversible tied scrap quilt made from clothing fabrics in various colors, fibers, and weave structures. One side has strips in different sizes of rectangles and squares sewn into rows. The edges of this side are turned over and hand sewn to the other side to form the binding. On the other side there are several large pieces of red fabric, including two long rectangular strips at the center with a ten-piece block of small rectangles between them at the dead center. A mixture of square and half-triangle blocks are pieced together in rows, with some large rectangular black blocks interspersed, to form the remainder of this side. A thick layer of batting placed between the two sides, with the layers attached by ties in blue, white, and red yarn.
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
2014.156.4
Restrictions & Rights
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5d6bf815d-db2f-47c2-8ae3-4f017f53f628