Elizabeth Anne Salter Smith, American, born 1850 Search this
cotton, linen, synthetic fiber, batting, and thread
H x W x D: 73 1/2 × 70 1/2 × 1/4 in. (186.7 × 179.1 × 0.6 cm)
Scrap quilt made by Elizabeth Salter Smith using a mixture of solid, woven, and printed fabric in various weaves and fibers. Most of the fabrics are cotton. The top is made up of pieces of fabrics in rectangle, square, and triangle shapes sewn together without distinct rows or columns. The back of the quilt is a burgundy and orange striped plaid with a strip of gold and black plaid along the bottom side. The edges of the backing fabric are turned to the front and hand sewn to form the binding, with all of the corners rounded. Batting is placed between the top and back, with hand-quilting in white thread in a scalloped design holding the layers together. A strip of Velcro is sewn along the back top edge. A fabric label with handwritten text in black ink reading "WHITLEY / 2 / 74" L x 72" W" is sewn at the back proper left bottom corner.