1860-1869 Cynthia Hobby's "Poppy" Quilt
- A poppy motif dominates this pieced, appliqued and embroidered quilt, probably assembled by Cynthia Hobby (1770-1863) and quilted by her granddaughter Mary Elizabeth Hitchcock Seamans (1839-1881). Twenty-five 15½-inch blocks are framed by a 9-inch border that has appliqued clusters of cherries with leafy stems and is edged with pieced sawtooth bands. Fine quilting, 12 stitches per inch, outlines all the appliqued motifs. Diagonal grid and diagonal line quilting further enhance the blocks and border on this well designed quilt.
- This is one of three quilts donated by the same family.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Hobby, Cynthia
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Margaret Seamans Birch
- Physical Description
- fabric, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton, wool (overall material)
- filling, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 96 in x 95 in; 244 cm x 241 cm
- Object Name