Early 19th century
Object Place: United States
191 x 192.5 cm (75 3/16 x 75 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Printed plain weave cotton, pieced, appliquéd, and quilted
Not On View
Pieced quilt with central square medallion with large “star of Bethlehem” or “lone Star” surrounded by appliqued fruit and leaf bunches from imported printed cotton, enclosed by four large squares. Borders from interior out; a repeating ‘windmill’ or ‘patchbook’ motif; repeating lozenge motifs; ‘star of Bethlehem’ repeating within lozenge compartments; and a repeating double lozenge motif. All design elements made of pieces taken from various printed cotton fabrics; quilted with a white cotton ground.
Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, March 13, 1950.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection