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Catalog Number 1998.062.005
Description Crazy Quilt, c. 1880. Quilt is comprised of 30 8"x8" 9-patch and crazy quilt blocks of various materials and colors. On one block are embroidered the initials "pHg." Blocks are divided by 2.5" sashing on all sides except on the outer blocks along the longest outside edges. Pieced edges are embroidered with various colors of feather stitching throughout. Surrounding the blocks and sashing is a 6.5" border comprised of printed pink roses with green leaves on a black ground. This fabric has been folded over to the back to create the binding. Backing is comprised of two pieces of red fabric, a medium and dark red, with the seam extending down the center of the length of the fabric. Back of feather stitching is only visible around the inner edge of the outside border. Inner layer of fabric is white cotton.
Object Name Quilt
Collection 3D - Art
Title Crazy Quilt, c. 1880
Date mid-late 19th century
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "pHg" (emboidered on one block)
Dimensions H-77 W-65 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Victorian
Needlework
Quilt
Subjects Quilting
Quilts