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L2010.42.25
L2010.42.25
House and Flower Garden, about 1940
Ohio or Indiana

House and Flower Garden, about 1940
Cottons
Ohio or Indiana
90 x 76 in.
Collection of Eleanor Bingham Miller L2010.42.25

Grandmother's Flower Garden, a floral pattern pieced from hexagons, became one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1920s and 1930s. The pattern name reflects the sentimentality so often associated with quilts during the period. Variations of the pattern were widely published and one could even buy pre-cut kits. This quilt's maker used the hexagons of Grandmother's Flower Garden to create flowers as well as an elaborate and highly original pictorial composition; she literally shows us a house and its flower garden.

 
 
 


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