Basket Crib

Corner with block

 

Handle, fabric and quilting detail

BASKET CRIB QUILT

Description of Top

Scrap basket crib quilt (35 ¾" square) in reds and blues on white ground. Quilt top is cotton. Fabric patterns: dot, floral, geometric, conversation print (hearts) and solid. Nine patterned basket blocks (6 5/8" square) alternate with 4 plain blocks, 6 half blocks, and 4 quarter blocks. Set is 3 x 3 on point. Basket handles machine stitched down. Three plain borders: blue (1 3/8"), pink dot (1 3/8"), and white (1 3/8").

Quilt Back

Printed fabric that is also used on top. Multiple horizontal pieced stripes.

Quilting

Hand quilted sparse to medium quantity of stitches, medium to large fineness. Quilting patterns: filler, outline (around the baskets).

Finishing

Edges are straight, corners square. Applied binding, cut on grain.

Condition

Moderate binding wear, dye fading, patch evident.

Miscellaneous

Possibly same maker as Object ID 11281 (SC #1), several fabrics match. SC identifies as "cradle quilt."

Accession number H11286

Descriptive data collected by Elizabeth Hoffman and Shannon Myers, January 2001