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L2010.42.29
L2010.42.29
Stars and Double Chain, about 1890
Cottons
Probably Kentucky
L2010.42.29
L2010.42.29
Stars and Double Chain, about 1890
Cottons
Probably Kentucky

Stars and Double Chain, about 1890
Cottons
Probably Kentucky
70 x 59 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.29

During the late nineteenth century, many quilt designs became increasingly complex, whether in their patterns, in the number of fabric pieces required, or a combination of the two. The maker of this quilt used hundreds upon hundreds of postage-stamp sized pieces of fabric. As such, the quilt is not only a remarkable example of quilt making, but an interesting index of some of the printed cotton fabrics available at the end of the nineteenth century.

 
 
 


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