Feathered Diamond in a Square

Pieced and appliqued quilt

American, Pennsylvania
about 1880

Object Place: Pennsylvania, USA


Height x width: 191.8 x 190.5 cm (75 1/2 x 75 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Peiced and appliqued cotton plain weave top, printed cotton plain weave back, cotton plain weave binding; quilted

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Feathered Diamond in a Square quilt; small square quilt with pieced blue sawtooth center diamond with white spandrels and blue outer border; appliqued in the center with a whig rose medallion in green orange and red. Edges bound with red plain weave and backed with cotton print with light purple ground and small gold flowers.


Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Elizabeth M. and John F. Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Joyce Arnold Rusoff Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund