- This unfinished parlor throw or quilt was made in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, by Mary Dickson Watson (born about 1840). The raised or “biscuit” patchwork was done by basting 3 ½” silk squares to 2 ½” cotton squares with a pleat at the center of each side. Cotton batting was put under the center of each square. The covered squares were then machine-stitched together to make this colorful top.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Watson, Mary Way Dickson
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mary Dickson Shrycock
- Physical Description
- fabric, silk, satin (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 55 in x 54 in; 140 cm x 137 cm
- Object Name
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