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cotton cloth, synthetic fiber cloth, cotton and synthetic fiber blend cloth, and polyester batting
H x W x D: 92 3/4 × 80 × 1/4 in. (235.6 × 203.2 × 0.6 cm)
late 20th-early 21st century
Nine patch quilt with a primarily red and black color scheme, including red and black printed stripe sashing between the thirty-six (36) blocks. The blocks are made from fabrics in several colors and fibers, including printed and woven cottons, synthetics, and fiber blends. The blocks are surrounded by a border made from the same fabric as the sashing, then a second wide border made from solid red fabric. The outer border is turned to the back and sewn down to form the binding. A layer of polyester batting is placed between the top and the back, with the back made from plain muslin. It is hand quilted in white thread in several patterns: outline of the nine-patch blocks, fans in the horizontal sashing, twined vine in the vertical sashing and inner border, scalloped lines with fans in the outer border.
African American  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry
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