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Catalog Number 2006.256.013
Description Rail Fence Baby Quilt, 1935. 100% cotton 1930s fabric quilt is hand-pieced and hand-quilted. It is comprised of 224 3 1/2" to 4" blocks consisting of 4 strips of various patterns of fabric. Each block is alternated into vertical and horizontal stripes. Colors are pastels of blue, peach, green, yellows and reds. Patterns include various small prints of ticking, flowers, checks and dots, as well as solids. Pink binding is machine-applied to front with hand-stitched closure to back. Cotton backing is white in color. Center of quilt is comprised of white cotton batting.
Object Name Quilt, Crib
Collection 3D - Bedding
Title Rail Fence Baby Quilt, 1935
Date 1935
Creator Unknown
Role Quiltmaker
Inscription Text none
Provenance
Notes "A quilt is a layered textile composed of a decorative top, a warm filler called batting or wadding, and a practical backing. Joining the three layers are quilting stitches, or sometimes regularly spaced yarn or string ties." [http://worldquilts.quiltstudy.org/americanstory/quiltsare/whatarequilts-10/13/2016]

"The history of quilts began long before European settlers arrived in the New World. People in nearly every part of the world had used padded fabrics for clothing, bedding, and even armor. With the arrival of the English and Dutch settlers in North America, quilting took on a new life and flourished...The history of quilts began long before European settlers arrived in the New World. People in nearly every part of the world had used padded fabrics for clothing, bedding, and even armor. With the arrival of the English and Dutch settlers in North America, quilting took on a new life and flourished." [http://www.quilting-in-america.com/History-of-Quilts.html-10/13/2016]

"Rail Fence is a variation in the layout whereby a "zig-zag" effect is achieved across the diagonal of the quilt." [http://www.quilting-in-america.com/roman-square.html-10/13/2016]

Dimensions H-55.125 W-45.25 D-0.125 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms 1930s
Baby
Quilt
Quilts
Subjects Blankets
Quilting
Quilts
Sewing