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Object ID P.02.51.65
Object Name Quilt
Description Lancaster Amish Nine Patch quilt, circa 1935
Top: Plain- and twill-weave wools, rayon and cotton. Block designs are set on point. Maker used colors to create a central focal point. Only an outside border and no corner blocks. Plain purple solid blocks at visual center and quilted with an 8-point star. Nine patch blocks of rust and turquoise. An outer "row" of plain mauve is quilted wih a single star, forming a border. The outer "edge" is carefully arranged w/ a pair of red and turquoise blocks at top and bottom. The pink and lavendaer. Sides contain red and gray alternating with pink/lavender. "Corners" are blue and green. Green triangles fill all four sides of centerfield and are quilted with a teiple-line-pyramid. Plum/mauve outside border.
Back: Black-and-white cotton chambray. Machine-joined in three widths.
Binding: Forest green, machine sewn to back, turned and machine sewn to front in black.
Quilting: Center field has grid design in 9-patch blocks, outer border is an uncommon heart and tulip design, said to have "been adapted from some old wallpaper." (Esprit book, plate 64). Single tulips alternate at inner edge.
Date c. 1935
Made Attributed to Mary Stoltzfoos
Dimensions W-75 L-84 inches
Collection Heritage Center Collection
Material Fabric
Place of Origin Christiana area, Lancaster County