1850 - 1875 "Shoo-fly" Pieced Quilt
- “Shoo-fly” blocks, composed of roller-printed floral and geometric patterned cottons, provide the design for this quilt. The same large floral print cotton was used for both the bands separating the blocks and the ruffled flounce on three sides. The lining is pieced with three lengths of roller-printed cotton in a bold design, depicting a running mare and foal that appear to be in a field or partial wreath of flowers. The quilting is a diagonal grid pattern, 6 stitches per inch. The quilt was donated by a collector of early American domestic furnishings.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Greenwood
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 82 in x 94 in; 209 cm x 239 cm
- Object Name
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