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Quilt, Double X pattern

Maker:
R. M.
Date:
1849
Geography:
Probably made in Fairfield County, Lancaster, Ohio, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
81 1/8 x 84 3/4 in. (206.1 x 215.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Emanuel Altman, 1962
Accession Number:
62.145
Not on view
Pieced blocks of blue calico and white cotton fabric alternate with plain white woven cotton blocks on the quilt's top. The area within the first border is square quilted, and the area between first and second borders is quilted with a feather vine that terminates with feather wreaths at each of the four corners. There are two blue and white zigzag borders. The binding and backing are of plain white woven cotton.
Inscription: quilted into lower righthand corner: R M / 1849
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