Fabric, block and border detail
Blue and brown chintz on white ground Mariner's Compass quilt (95 ½" x 99 ½") with double dogtooth border. Quilt top is cotton. Set is 4 x 4, 16 blocks (@ 9 ½" square). Block orientation is straight and tangent. Quilt has pieced border 8 ¾" wide. Border patternis double dogtooth, patterns facing each other.
Muslin in four pieces.
Hand-quilted, @ 11 stitches per inch. Quantity: medium in stars, heavy inbetween. Fineness of stitches: medium. Quilting: cross hatch in centers, diagonal on stars, feather in border, feather wreaths inbetween blocks.
Edges are straight, corners are square. Self bound binding, backing brought to front.
Minimal damage, some spotting.
Random tucks on white (assumed to make measurements work). Chintz (rainbow serpentine?) is exceptional.
Accession number H11294
Descriptive data collected by Elizabeth Hoffman and Shannon Myers, January 2001