NINE PATCH QUILT


Variety of scrap fabrics


Fabric detail, including pink basket weave

Nine Patch Quilt

Description of Top

Scrap double nine patch quilt (99 ¼" x 97 ¼") in brown, green, pink, and blue with pink border. Quilt top is cotton. Fabric prints include check, dot, floral, stripe, geometric, plaid, conversation prints, paisley, and solid. Structure consists of 81 alternating blocks: 41 pieced, 40 plain. Set is 9 x 9. Single border on four sides (4 7/8" x 4 3/8" x 4 7/8" x 4 5/8").

Quilt Back

Muslin in three pieces.

Quilting

Hand quilted, @ 8 stitches per inch, medium quantity and fineness. Cross-hatch in alternate blocks; diagonal quilting in pieced blocks.

Finishing

Straight edges, square corners. Self bound, backing brought to front.

Condition

Minimal damage, stains overall, small tear on border.

Miscellaneous

Intriguing fabrics, some nine patch blocks use same fabrics, some different fabrics. Intriguing pink basket weave fabric. Susan Cockrell stated: "I feel that the pieced top is old, and was mounted and quilted probably in this 20th century."

Accession number H11281

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