1840 - 1860 "LeMoyne Star" Pieced Quilt
- The pieces that are used to make the 71 “LeMoyne Star” blocks on this quilt create a useful record. They represent an assortment of fabrics used for ordinary mid-19th century clothes. Brown, tan, grey, and rust-colored fabrics, most twill-woven cotton/wool, were used to piece the blocks. These alternate with 6 ½-inch squares of brown and grey striped cotton/wool fabric. The quilt is lined with a plain-weave, cotton warp/wool weft fabric. Brown carded wool serves as the filling. The quilting pattern consists of parallel diagonal lines 1 ½-inch apart, quilted at 3-4 stitches per inch.
- The machine- and hand-woven textile examples might not otherwise have been preserved if not used to craft this quilt.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton/wool (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, wool (overall material)
- overall: 82 in x 73 in; 209 cm x 185 cm
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