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Feathered Star pattern quilt with chintz appliques

Date:
ca. 1860
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
106 x 106 3/4 in. (269.2 x 271.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.180.129
Not on view
The main ground of this quilt is dark blue calico pieced into feathered stars. The voids in between the stars are of white cotton fabric that has been appliquéd with a variety of flowers that have been cut from chintzes. The edging is of a second dark blue calico. The piece is decorated with very fine quilting in various grid and arc patterns and is completely hand stitched.
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