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Object ID P.02.51.16
Object Name Quilt
Description Lancaster Amish quilt, Diamond in the Square pattern, initialed "VK", c. 1930. Large, square quilt, machine assembled. Pleasing combination of six colors with fine hand quilting.
Top: plain-and twill-weave wools. Center diamond of red has a narrow border of turquoise with olive-green corners. Dark purple twill of the center square also has a narrow inner border that repeats the same turquoise & green of the first inner border. Outer border of blue has pink corners. Hand-finished purple binding, one inch wide, machine sewn to front and turned and whip-stitched to back..
Back: Light pink, plain-weave cotton, sewn from four panels. Initialed "VK" in red cross-stitched cotton, back corner, similar to the previous quilt.
Quilting: Done in black cotton thread. Red center diamond has 3-ring feather wreath with double-outlined 8-point star centered within; tiny single feather wreath in corners. Both inner borders have the same meandering 5-petal flower & stem motif (instead of more common grapevine motif). Deep purple triangles of inner center square has waffle motif. Outer border has densely scrolled feather motif that extends through corner blocks.



Date c. 1930
Dimensions H-80 W-80 inches
Collection Heritage Center Collection
Material Fabric
Place of Origin Lancaster County