MARINER'S COMPASS


Fabric, block and border detail

 


Quilting detail

MARINER'S COMPASS QUILT

Description of Top

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.

Quilt Back

Muslin in four pieces.

Quilting

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.

Finishing

Edges are straight, corners are square. Self bound binding, backing brought to front.

Condition

Minimal damage, some spotting.

Miscellaneous

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